Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 594A, 88-88 (2016/10-1)
The warm absorber in the radio-loud quasar 4C +74.26.
DI GESU L. and COSTANTINI E.
Abstract (from CDS):
Outflows of photoionized gas are commonly detected in theX-ray spectra of Seyfert 1 galaxies. However, the evidence for this phenomenon in broad line radio galaxies, which are analogous to Seyfert 1 galaxies in the radio-loud regime, has so far been scarce. Here, we present the analysis of theX-ray absorption in the radio-loud quasar 4C +74.26. With the aim of characterizing the kinetic and the ionization conditions of the absorbing material, we fitted jointly theXMM-Newton Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS) and the Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (HETGS) spectra, which were taken 4 months apart. The intrinsic continuum flux did not vary significantly during this time lapse. The spectrum shows the absorption signatures (e.g., Fe-UTA, OVII, and NeVII-NeX) of a photoionized gas outflow (NH∼3.5x1021cm–2, logξ∼2.6, vout∼3600km/s) located at the redshift of source. We estimate that the gas is located outside the broad line region but within the boundaries of the putative torus. This ionized absorber is consistent with theX-ray counterpart of a polar scattering outflow reported in the optical band for this source. The kinetic luminosity carried by the outflow is insufficient to produce a significant feedback is this quasar. Finally, we show that the heavy softX-ray absorption that was noticed in the past for this source arises mostly in the Galactic interstellar medium.