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2000ApJ...532..497P - Astrophys. J., 532, 497-513 (2000/March-3)

HST/STIS echelle spectra of the dM1e star AU Microscopii outside of flares.

PAGANO I., LINSKY J.L., CARKNER L., ROBINSON R.D., WOODGATE B. and TIMOTHY G.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report on observations of the dM1e flare star AU Microscopii obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on 1998 September 6. A total of 10,105 s of observations were obtained with the medium-resolution E140M grating. We report here on the 9200 s of ``quiescent'' data when the star did not obviously flare. In this data set, we identify 142 emission lines from 28 species, including low-temperature chromospheric lines (e.g., C I, O I), transition-region lines (e.g., C II-IV, N IV, O III-V, Si II-IV), and the coronal line Fe XXI 1354 Å. There are a number of intersystem lines that are useful for measuring electron densities. We discuss line redshifts and the broad wings of transition-region lines that provide evidence of microflare heating. We derive the emission-measure distribution and compare it with the solar one. We also discuss the shape and formation mechanisms of the He II 1640 Å lines. The analysis of the flare data and of the interstellar absorption features seen in the H I, D I, C II, and O I resonance lines will be published elsewhere.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Chromospheres - Stars: Coronae - Stars: Flare - Ultraviolet: Stars

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