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The stellar activity-rotation relationship revisited: Dependence of saturated and non-saturated X-ray emission regimes on stellar mass for late-type dwarfs ?
We present the results of a new study on the relationship between coronal X-ray emission and stellar rotation in late-type main-sequence stars. We have selected a sample of 259 dwarfs in the B V
The PLATO 2.0 mission
PLATO 2.0 has recently been selected for ESA’s M3 launch opportunity (2022/24). Providing accurate key planet parameters (radius, mass, density and age) in statistical numbers, it addresses
The CFHT Open Star Cluster Survey. II. Deep CCD Photometry of the Old Open Star Cluster NGC 6819
We present analysis of deep CCD photometry for the very rich, old open star cluster NGC 6819. The science goals are to catalog the white dwarfs in the cluster and measure the cluster luminosity and
Asteroseismology of old open clusters with Kepler: direct estimate of the integrated red giant branch mass-loss in NGC 6791 and 6819
Mass-loss of red giant branch (RGB) stars is still poorly determined, despite its crucial role in the chemical enrichment of galaxies. Thanks to the recent detection of solar-like oscillations in G–K
Dust formation around AGB and SAGB stars: a trend with metallicity?
We calculate the dust formed around asymptotic giant branch (AGB) and super-AGB stars of metallicity Z = 0.008 by following the evolution of models with masses in the range 1 M⊙ ≤ M ≤ 8 M⊙ through
NGC 2419: a large and extreme second generation in a currently undisturbed cluster
We analyse complementary Hubble Space Telescope and Subaru data for the globular cluster NGC 2419. We make a detailed analysis of the horizontal branch (HB), which is composed of two main groups of
The White Dwarf Cooling Age of the Rich Open Star Cluster NGC 2099 (M37)
We present deep CCD photometry of the very rich, intermediate-age (similar to the Hyades) open star cluster NGC 2099 (M37). The V, B-V color-magnitude diagram (CMD) for the cluster shows an extremely
The Hubble Space Telescope UV Legacy Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. III. A Quintuple Stellar Population in NGC 2808
In this study we present the first results from multi-wavelength Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of the Galactic globular cluster (GC) NGC 2808 as an extension of the Hubble Space Telescope
Predictions for Self-Pollution in Globular Cluster Stars
Fully evolutionary models have been built to follow the phases of asymptotic giant branch evolution with mass loss for metal mass fractions from Z = 2 ? 10-4 to Z = 4 ? 10-3. The hot bottom burning
Theoretical amplitudes and lifetimes of non-radial solar-like oscillations in red giants
Context. Solar-like oscillations have been observed in numerous red giants from ground and from space. An important question arises: could we expect to detect non-radial modes probing the internal