XMM-Newton first observation in the Pleiades

2017-07-31T13:03:11Z (GMT) by K. R. Briggs J. P. Pye
We present the first results from a 40 ks Guaranteed Time XMM-Newton pointing in the Pleiades. We detect almost all early-mid dM members in the field and several very low mass (VLM) stars - including the brown dwarf (BD) candidate Roque 9 - and investigate the variation of X-ray activity levels, hardness ratios and flare frequency with spectral type down to the BD regime.

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