Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 477, 3711-3726 (2018/July-1)
The 1.5 Ms observing campaign on IRAS 13224-3809 - I. X-ray spectral analysis.
JIANG J., PARKER M.L., FABIAN A.C., ALSTON W.N., BUISSON D.J.K., CACKETT E.M., CHIANG C.-Y., DAUSER T., GALLO L.C., GARCIA J.A., HARRISON F.A., LOHFINK A.M., DE MARCO B., KARA E., MILLER J.M., MINIUTTI G., PINTO C., WALTON D.J. and WILKINS D.R.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a detailed spectral analysis of the recent 1.5 Ms XMM-Newton observing campaign on the narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy IRAS 13224-3809, taken simultaneously with 500 ks of NuSTAR data. The X-ray light curve shows three flux peaks, registering at about 100 times the minimum flux seen during the campaign, and rapid variability with a time-scale of kiloseconds. The spectra are well fit with a primary power-law continuum, two relativistic-blurred reflection components from the inner accretion disc with very high iron abundance, and a simple blackbody-shaped model for the remaining soft excess. The spectral variability is dominated by the power-law continuum from a corona region within a few gravitational radii from the black hole. Additionally, blueshifted Ne X, Mg XII, Si XIV, and S XVI absorption lines are identified in the stacked low-flux spectrum, confirming the presence of a highly ionized outflow with velocity up to v = 0.267 and 0.225 c. We fit the absorption features with xstar models and find a relatively constant velocity outflow through the whole observation. Finally, we replace the bbody and supersolar abundance reflection models by fitting the soft excess successfully with the extended reflection model relxillD, which allows for higher densities than the standard relxill model. This returns a disc electron density ne > 1018.7 cm–3 and lowers the iron abundance from Z_ Fe_ = 24+3–4 Z☉ with ne ≡ 1015 cm–3 to Z_ Fe_ = 6.6+0.8–2.1 Z☉.
© 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
accretion, accretion discs - black hole physics - galaxies: Seyfert - X-rays: galaxies
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