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Accepted Cycle 14 Observing Proposals

GALACTIC DIFFUSE EMISSION & SURVEYS

Proposal NumberSubject CategoryPI NameTitle
14910487GALACTIC DIFFUSE EMISSION AND SURVEYSTsuboiChandra Pilot Survey of Extrasolar Planet Candidates

Subject Category: GALACTIC DIFFUSE EMISSION AND SURVEYS

Proposal Number: 14910487

Title: Chandra Pilot Survey of Extrasolar Planet Candidates

PI Name: Yohko Tsuboi

We propose to detect planetary-mass companion around young nearby stars by X-ray direct imaging observations with Chandra. Our goals are to determine I. if the X-ray band can be a new probe to the exo-planet search, and II. if a planet emit detectable X-rays with a magnetic origin at a young age. This should be a challenging observation but a brand-new discovery space unique to Chandra. The abundant population of YSOs in the same field of view will enable us to obtain complete X-ray catalogues of YSOs with all categories of masses. We will also execute simultaneous deep NIR observations with IRSF/SIRIUS and Nishiharima 2m telescope to search for the other X-ray-emitting very low-mass objects near our aiming planet candidates.

R.A. Dec. Target Name Det. Grating Exp.Time
06:19:12.90-58:03:15.50AB PicACIS-SNONE29
04:29:41.60+26:32:58.30DH TauACIS-SNONE16
Smithsonian Institute Smithsonian Institute

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