Query : 2001A&A...378..806G

2001A&A...378..806G - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 378, 806-816 (2001/11-2)

Simultaneous XMM-Newton and BeppoSAX observation of the Seyfert I galaxy IC 4329A.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report on a simultaneous XMM-Newton and BeppoSAX observation of the Seyfert 1 galaxy IC 4329A performed in 2001 January. Above 1keV, EPIC spectra show a narrow Fe K emission line at 6.42+0.04–0.03keV with an equivalent width of 43±1eV. An absorption edge is detected at 7.1±0.4keV in the source rest frame that has not been reported before. The energy of these features is consistent with reflection of the primary X-ray continuum by a optically thick material containing iron in low states of ionization. The narrow Fe K feature suggests that the reflection arises relatively far from a putative central black hole. Spectral fitting of simultaneous XMM-Newton and BeppoSAX data over the 0.3-130keV energy range shows that the primary continuum is well described by a cut-off power law with a photon index of 1.93±0.03 and a folding energy of 260±130keV. The high energy tail >10keV constrains the reflection fraction close to unity. Fitting over the overall spectral range indicates that the Fe abundance within the cool reflecting material is not significantly different from the cosmic value. The extrapolation of the primary power law continuum to energies <1keV indicates the presence of absorption edges produced by neutral and ionized oxygen. The optical depth of the O I edge at 0.54keV constrains the intrinsic absorption by neutral material to an hydrogen column density of =(33±3)x1020cm–2 along the line of sight to IC 4329A nucleus. The energy of the edge at 0.854±0.009keV is consistent with absorption by O VIII. A third edge at 0.660±0.008keV is likely related to absorption by O VI and N VII. The simultaneous presence of O VI and O VIII edges without significant O VII absorption indicates that the warm absorber originates from at least two zones.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual: IC 4329A - galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: Seyfert

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NGC 3516 Sy1 11 06 47.4632200800 +72 34 07.298374656   13.12 12.40     ~ 1496 0
2 NGC 4051 Sy1 12 03 09.6101337312 +44 31 52.682601288   11.08 12.92 9.94   ~ 2113 1
3 NGC 4151 Sy1 12 10 32.5759813872 +39 24 21.063527532   12.18 11.48     ~ 3575 2
4 ESO 383-35 Sy1 13 35 53.7691256160 -34 17 44.160716796   13.89 13.61 8.9   ~ 1451 0
5 NAME IC 4329 Group GrG 13 48 36.4 -30 30 13           ~ 136 2
6 ESO 445-50 Sy1 13 49 19.2601801224 -30 18 34.213815504   13.81 13.66 12.18 12.35 ~ 771 0

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