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2002ApJ...581..626R - Astrophys. J., 581, 626-653 (2002/December-2)

A far ultraviolet spectroscopic explorer survey of late-type dwarf stars.

REDFIELD S., LINSKY J.L., AKE T.B., AYRES T.R., DUPREE A.K., ROBINSON R.D., WOOD B.E. and YOUNG P.R.

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We describe the 910-1180 Å spectra of seven late-type dwarf stars obtained with the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite. The stars include Altair (A7 IV), Procyon (F5 IV-V), α Cen A (G2 V), AB Dor (K1 V), α Cen B (K2 V), ε Eri (K2 V), and AU Mic (M0 V). We present line identifications, fluxes, Doppler shifts, and widths. Doppler shifts are measured with respect to heliocentric wavelength scales determined from interstellar absorption lines, and are compared with transition region line shifts seen in Hubble Space Telescope (HST) ultraviolet spectra. For the warmer stars the O VI lines extend the trend of increasing redshift with line formation temperature, but for the cooler stars the O VI line redshifts are essentially zero. The C III and O VI lines of most stars in the sample are best fit with two Gaussians, and we confirm the correlation of increasing importance of the broad component with increasing stellar activity. The nonthermal velocities of the narrow component are subsonic and exhibit a trend toward larger velocities with decreasing surface gravity, while the nonthermal velocities of the broad components show no obvious trend with stellar gravity. The C III and O VI lines of Altair show unique broad horned profiles. Two flares were observed on AU Mic. One shows increasing continuum flux to shorter wavelengths, which we interpret as free-free emission from hot plasma, and relatively narrow, redshifted C III and O VI emission. The other shows very broad line profiles.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Activity - Stars: Chromospheres - Stars: Late-Type - Techniques: Spectroscopic - Ultraviolet: Stars

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