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MUSCLES Treasury Survey - Spectra of M & K Exoplanet Host Stars
from the X-ray and Ultraviolet to the Infrared

PI: Kevin France (Colorado)
MUSCLES Series:
MUSCLES Paper I - Motivation and Overview: France et al. 2016, ApJ, 820, 89
MUSCLES Paper II - Intrinsic Lyman Alpha and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectra of K and M Dwarfs with Exoplanets: Youngblood et al. 2016, ApJ, 824, 101)
MUSCLES Paper III - X-ray to Infrared Spectra of 11 M and K Stars Hosting Planets: Loyd et al. 2016, ApJ, 824, 102

Introduction

Data Products

Data Access

Plot Scripts

README (TXT) (PDF)

Acknowledgement: If you make use of the MUSCLES spectral data products, please cite Papers I, II, and III from the top of this page and specify the version number of the spectra you used in your work. The version number is in the filenames. For example, "v21" denotes version 2.1.

Introduction

MUSCLES is a spectral survey of 11 low-mass, planet-hosting stars, 7 M and 4 K dwarfs. The spectra cover wavelengths from 5 Å to 5.5 µm, with emphasis on high-energy radiation. More information on the MUSCLES survey and collaboration can be found at the MUSCLES team page. Data sources for the various regions of the spectra are:

Data Products

The data products from each of the 11 stars are organized into subdirectories based on the star name. Several files are available for each target. We provide a brief summary below, for full details, consult the README file.

Primary Data Products

  1. *const-res-sed.fits = Panchromatic SED binned to a constant 1 Å resolution. One file per star.
  2. *var-res-sed.fits = Panchromatic SED that retains the native instrument resolutions where possible. One file per star.
  3. *adapt-const-res-sed.fits = Panchromatic SED binned to a constant 1 Å resolution, downsampled in low signal-to-noise regions to avoid negative fluxes. One file per star.
  4. *adapt-var-res-sed.fits = Panchromatic SED that retains the native instrument resolutions where possible, downsampled in low signal-to-noise regions to avoid negative fluxes. One file per star.

Ancillary Data Products

  1. *hst_cos*component-spec.fits = Coadded HST COS spectrum. One file per observed grating (three for each star, except V-EPS-ERI, which has two).
  2. *hst_stis*component-spec.fits = Coadded HST STIS spectrum. One file per observed grating (three for each star, except V-EPS-ERI, which has four).
  3. *euv-scaling*component-spec.fits = Extreme UV spectrum based on empirical scaling relation using Lyα flux. One file per star.
  4. *lya-reconstruction*component-spec.fits = Reconstructed spectrum from model fits to Lyα line profiles accounting for the stellar flux and the interstellar medium. One file per star.
  5. *phx*component-spec.fits = Synthetic spectrum in the visible and infrared from PHOENIX models. One file per star.

Proxima Centauri

In response to popular demand after the announcement of the discovery of a habitable-zone planet orbiting Prox Cen, we added Prox Cen to the MUSCLES sample and created an SED from archival data using methodology consistent with the other MUSCLES SEDs. We highly encourage users of the Prox Cen spectra to read these notes on the reduction of the Prox Cen spectra, as they address an important issue regarding the stellar effective temperature and bolometric flux.

Data Access

Click on a star name to visit the Simbad page for that target. Download a .tar.gz containing all FITS files for a target using the (tar) link.
Click on "FITS" to directly download the FITS file. Click on "PL" to use the MAST interactive plotter.
Note: The STIS observations used a few different modes for a given central wavelength, e.g., the _140_ column contains spectra observed with either the G140M or E140M modes. In all cases, consult the FITS header and/or file name to get the full observation modes used for a given target.

Target Panchromatic X-Ray EUV Lyα HST COS HST STIS PHX
Const. Var. CXO|XMM APEC G130M G160M G230L _140_ _230_ _430_
(tar)

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Target Panchromatic X-Ray EUV Lyα HST FOS HST STIS PHX
Const. Var. CXO|XMM APEC G570H G780H _140_ _230_ _430_ _750_
(tar)

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FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL FITS PL

NOTE: The X-ray spectrum for HD 97658 does not come from XMM or Chandra observations. It is scaled from X-ray data of HD 85512, which shows similar lines in the UV. For more details, consult the README or primary publication.

NOTE: The links in the top row of the "_230_" cell are for the E230M data, while the links in the bottom row are for the E230H data.

Example Plot Scripts

The example file used here, hlsp_muscles_multi_multi_gj436_broadband_v10_adapt-const-res-sed.fits, can be downloaded by clicking the "FITS" link in the GJ 436 / Adaptive Res row under the Panchromatic / Const column.

Python:

from astropy.io import fits
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
spec = fits.getdata('hlsp_muscles_multi_multi_gj436_broadband_v10_adapt-const-res-sed.fits',1)
plt.plot(spec['WAVELENGTH'],spec['FLUX'])
plt.xlabel('Wavelength (Angstroms)')
plt.ylabel('Flux Density (erg/cm-2/s-1/A-1)')
plt.show()

IDL:

data_436 = MRDFITS(path+'hlsp_muscles_multi_multi_gj436_broadband_v10_adapt-const-res-sed.fits',$
                   1,head_436)
wave = data_436.wavelength
flux = data_436.flux
error = data_436.error
plot, wave, flux, xs=1, ys=1, xr=[10,50000], yr=[0.001,10000]*1d-15,$
      /ylog, /xlog, TITLE='GJ 436; MUSCLES Example',$
      xtitle='Wavelength (Ang)', ytitle='Observed Flux Density (erg/cm2/s/Ang)',$
      charsize=1.75