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1998ApJ...505L..87Y - Astrophys. J., 505, L87-L90 (1998/October-1)

A peculiar emission-line feature in the X-ray spectrum of the quasar PKS 0637-752.

YAQOOB T., GEORGE I.M., TURNER T.J., NANDRA K., PTAK A. and SERLEMITSOS P.J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report the results from an ASCA observation of the high-luminosity, radio-loud quasar PKS 0637-752 (redshift 0.654), covering the 0.8-15 keV band in the quasar frame. We find the source to have a luminosity of ∼1046 ergs.s–1 in the 2-10 keV band, which is a factor of ∼3 lower than during a previous Ginga observation. The continuum appears to be well modeled by a simple power law with Γ=1.64±0.07, with no evidence for absorption by material intrinsic to the quasar or Fe-K emission (with an equivalent width ≲80 eV at 90% confidence). However, we do find evidence for a narrow emission line at an energy 1.60±0.07 keV and equivalent width 59+38–34 eV (both in the quasar frame). Line emission at these energies has not been observed in any other active galaxy or quasar to date. We reject the possibility that this line is the result of instrumental artifacts and briefly explore possible identifications.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Quasars: Emission Lines - Galaxies: Quasars: Individual: Alphanumeric: PKS 0637-752 - X-Rays: Galaxies

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