A&A 424, 619-625 (2004)
X-ray detections of two young bona-fide brown dwarfsH. Bouy
Max Planck für Extraterrestrische Phyisk, Giessenbachstraße, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
e-mail: email@example.com Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble, 414 rue de la piscine, 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères, France European Southern Observatory, Karl Schwarzschildtstraße 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
(Received 6 January 2004 / Accepted 17 April 2004)
I report the detection of two bona-fide brown dwarfs by XMM-Newton: [GY92] 141 in the -Ophiuchus star-forming region and DENIS J155601-233809 in the Upper Scorpius OB association. The two objects have been detected with luminosities of erg s -1 and erg s -1 respectively, corresponding to luminosity ratios of log ( and log ( . The two sources were close to the limit of detection of the instruments at only 2~3- above the background level, and no significant flare or variation could be detected during the 48.3 ks and 33.9 ks observations. [GY92] 141 had already been observed 10 months earlier with Chandra by Imanishi et al. (2001) with a luminosity ~14 times fainter than the one reported here, indicating that the X-ray emission of this object is strongly variable.
Key words: stars: low-mass, brown dwarfs -- stars: coronae -- X-rays: individuals: [GY92] 141, DENIS J155601-233809
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