Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 448, 547-556 (2006/3-3)
Unveiling the nature of INTEGRAL objects through optical spectroscopy. II. The nature of four unidentified sources.
MASETTI N., MASON E., BASSANI L., BIRD A.J., MAIORANO E., MALIZIA A., PALAZZI E., STEPHEN J.B., BAZZANO A., DEAN A.J., UBERTINI P. and WALTER R.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present new results from our optical spectrophotometric campaign ongoing at the Astronomical Observatory of Bologna in Loiano (Italy) on hard X-ray sources detected by INTEGRAL. We have observed spectroscopically the putative optical counterparts of four more INTEGRAL sources, IGR J12391-1610, IGR J18406-0539, 2E 1853.7+1534 and IGR J19473+4452. These data have allowed us to determine their nature, finding that IGR J12391-1610 (=LEDA 170194) and IGR J19473+4452 are Seyfert 2 galaxies at redshifts z=0.036 and z=0.053, respectively, IGR J18406-0539 (=SS 406) is a Be massive X-ray binary located at ∼1.1kpc from Earth, and 2E 1853.7+1534 is a type 1 Seyfert galaxy with z=0.084. Physical parameters for these objects are also evaluated by collecting and discussing the available multiwavelength information. The determination of the extragalactic nature of a substantial fraction of sources inside the INTEGRAL surveys underlines the importance of hard X-ray observations for the study of background Active Galactic Nuclei located beyond the ``Zone of Avoidance'' of the Galactic Plane.
X-rays: galaxies - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: IGR J12391-1610 (LEDA 170194), IGR J18406-0539 (SS 406), 2E 1853.7+1534, IGR J19473+4452
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