SIMBAD references

2005A&A...440..727H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 440, 727-734 (2005/9-3)

Detection of X-ray emission from β Pictoris with XMM-Newton: a cool corona, a boundary layer or what?


Abstract (from CDS):

β Pictoris (HR 2020) is the most prominent prototype of stars with circumstellar disks and has generated particular interest in the framework of young planetary systems. Given its spectral type A5, stellar activity is not expected. Nevertheless, resonance lines of CIII and OVI typical for a chromosphere and transition region have been unambiguously detected with FUSE. We present results from an XMM-Newton observation of β Pic and find evidence for X-ray emission. In particular, we detected an emission of OVII at 21.6Å with the MOS detectors. These findings present a challenge for the development of both stellar activity and disk models. We discuss and investigate various models to explain the observed emission including the presence of a cool corona and a boundary layer.

Abstract Copyright:

Journal keyword(s): stars: activity - stars: circumstellar matter - stars: individual: HR 2020 - ultraviolet: stars - X-rays: stars

Simbad objects: 16

goto Full paper

goto View the reference in ADS

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:2005A&A...440..727H and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact