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2019MNRAS.482.5553J - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 482, 5553-5566 (2019/February-1)

Detection of a giant flare displaying quasi-periodic pulsations from a pre-main-sequence M star by the Next Generation Transit Survey.

JACKMAN J.A.G., WHEATLEY P.J., PUGH C.E., KOLOTKOV D.Y., BROOMHALL A.-M., KENNEDY G.M., MURPHY S.J., RADDI R., BURLEIGH M.R., CASEWELL S.L., EIGMULLER P., GILLEN E., GUNTHER M.N., JENKINS J.S., LOUDEN T., McCORMAC J., RAYNARD L., POPPENHAEGER K., UDRY S., WATSON C.A. and WEST R.G.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the detection of an energetic flare on the pre-main-sequence M3 star NGTS J121939.5-355557, which we estimate to be only 2 Myr old. The flare had an energy of 3.2±0.40.3×1036 erg and a fractional amplitude of 7.2 ± 0.8, making it one of the most energetic flares seen on an M star. The star is also X-ray active, in the saturated regime with log LX/LBol = -3.1. In the flare's peak, we have identified multimode quasi-periodic pulsations formed of two statistically significant periods of approximately 320 and 660 s. This flare is one of the largest amplitude events to exhibit such pulsations. The shorter period mode is observed to start after a short-lived spike in flux lasting around 30 s, which would not have been resolved in Kepler or TESS short-cadence modes. Our data show how the high cadence of the Next Generation Transient Survey (NGTS) can be used to apply solar techniques to stellar flares and to identify potential causes of the observed oscillations. We also discuss the implications of this flare for the habitability of planets around M star hosts and how NGTS can help our understanding of this.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): stars: flare - stars: individual: NGTS J121939.5-355557 - stars: low-mass - stars: pre-main-sequence

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