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Title: A long hard look at MCG-6-20-15 with XMM-Newton
Authors: Fabian, A. C.
Vaughan, Simon A.
Nandra, K.
Iwasawa, K.
Ballantyne, D. R.
Lee, J.C.
De Rosa, A.
Turner, A.
Young, A. J.
First Published: 30-Aug-2002
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2002, 335 (1), pp.L1-L5.
Abstract: We present the first results from a 325-ks observation of the Seyfert 1 galaxy MCG–6-30-15 with XMM-Newton and BeppoSAX. The strong, broad, skewed iron line is clearly detected and is well characterized by a steep emissivity profile within 6rg (i.e. 6GM/c2) and a flatter profile beyond. The inner radius of the emission appears to lie at about 2rg, consistent with results reported from both an earlier XMM-Newton observation of MCG–6-30-15 by Wilms et al. and part of an ASCA observation by Iwasawa et al. when the source was in a lower flux state. The radius and steep emissivity profile do depend however on an assumed incident power-law continuum and a lack of complex absorption above 2.5 keV. The blue wing of the line profile is indented, either by absorption at about 6.7 keV or by a hydrogenic iron emission line. The broad iron line flux does not follow the continuum variations in a simple manner.
DOI Link: 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05740.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © The Authors. Journal compilation © 2002 Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the journal's website.
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