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J/A+A/475/677       X-ray emission from A-type stars         (Schroeder+, 2007)

X-ray emission from A-type stars. Schroeder C., Schmitt J.H.M.M. <Astron. Astrophys., 475, 677-684 (2007)> =2007A&A...475..677S
ADC_Keywords: Stars, A-type ; X-ray sources Keywords: X-rays: stars - stars: activity - stars: coronae - stars: general Abstract: Being fully radiative, stars of spectral type A are not expected to harbor magnetic dynamos and hence such stars are not expected to produce X-ray emission. Indeed, while the X-ray detection rate of such stars in X-ray surveys is low, it is not zero and some of the brighter A-type stars have been detected on different occasions and with different instruments. To study systematically the puzzle of the X-ray emitting A-type stars, we carried out an X-ray study of all A-type stars listed in the Bright Star Catalogue using the ROSAT public data archive. We found a total of 312 bright A-type stars positionally associated with ROSAT X-ray sources; we analyzed the X-ray light curves as well as searched for evidence of RV variations to identify possible late-type companions producing the X-ray emission. In this paper we present a list of X-ray active A-type stars, including the collected data about multiplicity, X-ray luminosity and spectral peculiarities. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 102 84 List of X-ray associated "bona fide" single or resolved multiple A-type stars table3.dat 102 226 List of X-ray associated A-type stars in binary or multiple systems or with hints of hidden companions
See also: IX/10 : ROSAT All-Sky Bright Source Catalogue (1RXS) (Voges+ 1999) IX/29 : ROSAT All-Sky Survey Faint Source Catalog (Voges+ 2000) IX/28 : ROSAT HRI Pointed Observations (1RXH) (ROSAT Team, 2000) III/135 : Henry Draper Catalogue and Extension (Cannon+ 1918-1924; ADC 1989) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table[23].dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- HR HR number, from the Bright Star Catalog V/50 6- 7 A2 --- Bin Binarity flag (1) 9- 11 I3 km/s vsini ? Rotational velocity or lower value of rotational velocity when interval 12 A1 --- --- [-] 13- 15 I3 km/s vsiniu ? Upper value of rotational velocity when interval 17 A1 --- l_Sep Limit flag on Sep 18- 25 F8.4 arcsec Sep ? Separation for visual binary systems 27 A1 --- --- [/+] 28- 32 F5.1 arcsec Sep2 ? Second value of separation for visual binary systems 33- 34 A2 --- n_Sep2 Note on Separation values 36- 40 F5.1 mag Dmag ? Difference in the magnitude between the star and its closest companion 41 A1 --- --- [/+] 42- 45 F4.1 mag Dmag2 ? Second value of difference in the magnitude between the A star and its closest companion 46- 51 A6 --- n_Dmag Additional informations on Dmag 52- 67 A16 --- SpType MK spectral types of the components 69- 72 I4 pc Dist ?=- Distance of the star as given by Hipparcos (Cat. I/239) parallaxes 74- 76 A3 --- Obs Catalog flag indicating in which observation mode the star has been observed (2) 78- 84 F7.5 ct/s CR Count rate of the associated X-ray source (3) 86- 92 F7.5 ct/s e_CR ?=0.0 Error of the count rate (4) 94-100 F7.1 10+20W LX ?=- X-ray luminosity (5) 102 I1 --- Notes [1/3]? Notes (6)
Note (1): Binary flag as follows: S = single star B = visual or eclipsing binary SB = spectroscopic binary PB = potential binary Note (2): Flags as follows: R = ROSAT all-sky survey P = PSPC pointing H = HRI pointing Note (3): First choice were PSPC pointing source data, second HRI and third survey observation data. Note (4): Errors with a value of 0.0 mark sources with flags in the ROSAT catalogs that indicate a suspect source or false detection in the field. Note (5): X-ray luminosity derived from the distance as given in Col. 7 and the count rates as given in Col. 9. The values are given in units of 1027erg/s (1020W). Note (6): Individual notes as follows: 1 = Simon et al. (1995PASP..107.1034S) calculate an Lx of 33x1027erg/s from PSPC pointing observations. The Second ROSAT Source Catalog of Pointed Observation (2001) lists false detections in the field and therefor no count rate for the source. 2 = In The Second ROSAT Source Catalog of Pointed Observation (2001) this source is flagged as suspect in lightcurve, variability and spectrum. No count rate for the source is listed. 3 = See Zinnecker & Preibisch (1994A&A...292..152Z) and Hamaguchi et al. (2005ApJ...618..360H).
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(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 31-Dec-2007
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