2001A&A...370...70D


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2001A&A...370...70D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 370, 70-77 (2001/4-4)

On the origin of the FeKα line in the Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 7172.

DADINA M., BASSANI L., CAPPI M., PALUMBO G.G.C., PIRO L., GUAINAZZI M., MALAGUTI G., DI COCCO G. and TRIFOGLIO M.

Abstract (from CDS):

The Seyfert 2 Galaxy NGC 7172 was observed twice by BeppoSAX narrow field instruments approximately one year apart. As found in previous observations, the source is variable on short time scales (hours) by a factor of ∼30%, confirming the presence of a type 1 nucleus at the center. A strong flux variability (by a factor of 2) on a longer time scale was observed between the two observations. Indeed, in November 1997, the lowest flux ever recorded was detected by BeppoSAX. The broad band spectra obtained with the BeppoSAX narrow field instruments show marginal evidence of a reflection component. This structure could explain the very flat spectra previously observed in the 2-10 keV band. An FeKα line was also detected in both observations. The line intensity appears to remain almost constant between the two observations even if the associated large errors cannot exclude some variability. In order to understand the problem of the origin of the line, data from previous observations, performed with other satellites, were also used. The scenario favored is one where the line is produced at a distance of approximatively 8 light years from the continuum source region, rather than having its origin in the accretion disk. In the framework of the standard unified models for AGN, this suggests that its origin is located in the molecular torus.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: galaxies - galaxies: Seyfert - galaxies: individual: NGC 7172

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 QSO B2155-304 BLL 21 58 52.0651817803 -30 13 32.120657891   13.36 13.09 12.62   ~ 1576 1
2 NGC 7172 Sy2 22 02 01.897 -31 52 11.60   12.72 13.61 11.15   ~ 471 1
3 HCG 90 CGG 22 02 06.3 -31 55 48           ~ 125 0

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