Proxima Centauri – the nearest planet host observed simultaneously with AstroSat, Chandra, and HST Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • ABSTRACT; Our nearest stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri, is a low-mass star with spectral type dM5.5 and hosting an Earth-like planet orbiting within its habitable zone. However, the habitability of the planet depends on the high-energy radiation of the chromospheric and coronal activity of the host star. We report the AstroSat, Chandra, and HST observation of Proxima Centauri carried out as part of the multiwavelength simultaneous observational campaign. Using the soft X-ray data, we probe the different activity states of the star. We investigate the coronal temperatures, emission measures and abundance. Finally, we compare our results with earlier observations of Proxima Centauri.

publication date

  • September 22, 2020

Date in CU Experts

  • January 7, 2021 5:35 AM

Full Author List

  • Lalitha S; Schmitt JHMM; Singh KP; Schneider PC; Parke Loyd RO; France K; Predehl P; Burwitz V; Robrade J

author count

  • 9

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0035-8711

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-2966

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3658

end page

  • 3663

volume

  • 498

issue

  • 3