NICER observation list: Target ID 260501

Abstract

Habitability of the Earth-like planet in the closest neighborhood Proxima Centauri is greatly affected by central stellar activities. A 83-day rotational period of Proxima Centauri was recently detected by optical monitoring. Interestingly, there is a signature for X-ray variation to be anti-correlated with this optical periodic modulation, suggesting sunspot activities. However, this anti-correlation has yet to be confirmed due to poor X-ray photon statistics and uncertainties of contamination from stellar flares. Here we propose two-month NICER monitoring (5 ks x 20 visits) of Proxima Centauri from April to June simultaneous with a planned optical survey by a new satellite TESS to find a conclusive evidence for the anti-correlation.
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2605010101 217.429 -62.679 313.940 -1.926 58595.6351 58595.9701 2403.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58602.9 58609
2605010102 217.429 -62.678 313.940 -1.926 58596.0214 58596.0337 700.0 52 1 VALIDATED 58602.9 58610
2605010201 0.000 -90.000 302.932 -27.128 58599.9950 58599.9970 0.0 0 1 VALIDATED 58603.0 58613
2605010202 217.428 -62.678 313.940 -1.926 58600.0116 58600.2197 3401.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58603.6 58614
2605010301 217.427 -62.677 313.940 -1.925 58602.6534 58602.9300 4279.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58605.6 58616
2605010401 217.428 -62.679 313.940 -1.926 58604.7801 58604.9949 3725.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58607.7 58618
2605010501 217.428 -62.679 313.939 -1.927 58607.8116 58607.9572 1732.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58610.7 58621
2605010502 217.428 -62.679 313.939 -1.927 58608.0049 58608.1502 1852.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58611.6 58622
2605010601 217.427 -62.679 313.939 -1.927 58610.5186 58610.8546 4818.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58613.7 58624
2605010701 217.428 -62.680 313.939 -1.927 58613.8695 58613.9456 387.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58616.6 58627
2605010702 217.428 -62.680 313.939 -1.927 58613.9985 58614.3963 4952.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58617.6 58628
2605010801 217.428 -62.680 313.939 -1.927 58616.2540 58616.9727 6712.3 52 3 VALIDATED 58620.8 58630
2605010901 217.421 -62.680 313.936 -1.926 58620.2288 58620.6259 3778.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58624.6 58634
2605011001 217.429 -62.680 313.940 -1.927 58622.5449 58622.8220 3152.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58626.7 58636
2605011101 217.429 -62.679 313.940 -1.927 58623.7697 58623.9717 2489.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58627.6 58637
2605011201 217.429 -62.680 313.940 -1.928 58624.0282 58624.2294 151.0 52 4 VALIDATED 58687.0 58638
2605011301 217.430 -62.681 313.940 -1.929 58631.9337 58631.9440 614.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58635.6 58645
2605011302 217.430 -62.681 313.940 -1.929 58631.4178 58631.8796 4835.0 52 4 VALIDATED 58687.0 58645
2605011401 217.432 -62.682 313.940 -1.930 58634.3185 58634.6546 5553.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58638.6 58648
2605011501 217.432 -62.681 313.941 -1.929 58637.1560 58637.5581 5062.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58642.9 58651
2605011601 217.432 -62.679 313.941 -1.928 58640.5069 58640.7238 6748.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58644.7 58654
2605011701 217.432 -62.679 313.941 -1.927 58643.2153 58643.4301 3666.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58648.9 58657
2605011801 217.431 -62.679 313.941 -1.927 58646.2499 58646.5231 4775.0 52 3 VALIDATED 58652.9 58660
2605011901 217.434 -62.678 313.942 -1.927 58649.0719 58649.2152 2917.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58655.7 58663
2605012001 217.429 -62.679 313.940 -1.927 58649.2191 58649.2299 0.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58655.7 58663
2605012002 217.432 -62.678 313.941 -1.927 58652.0356 58652.3711 5450.5 52 2 VALIDATED 58659.8 58666
2605012003 217.430 -62.679 313.941 -1.927 58655.0009 58655.3995 5356.0 52 2 VALIDATED 58660.8 58669