# 2007A&A...466..855P

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2007A&A...466..855P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 466, 855-863 (2007/5-2)

XMM-Newton broad-band observations of NGC 7582: NH variations and fading out of the active nucleus.

PICONCELLI E., BIANCHI S., GUAINAZZI M., FIORE F. and CHIABERGE M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present results from two XMM-Newton observations of the bright classical Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 7582 taken four years apart (2001 May and 2005 April). We present the analysis of the high-resolution (0.3-1keV) RGS and low-resolution (0.3-10keV) EPIC spectroscopic data. A comparison with a 1998 BeppoSAX observation suggests that XMM-Newton caught the source in a reflection-dominated'' phase, measuring the lowest continuum flux level ever (F2–10=2.3x10–12erg/cm2/s) in 2005. NGC 7582 therefore experienced a dramatic spectral transition most likely due to the partial switching-off of the nuclear activity. The XMM-Newton spectrum of the continuum emission is very complex. It can be well described by a model consisting of a combination of a heavily absorbed (NH∼1024cm–2) power law and a pure reflection component both obscured by a column density of ∼4x1022cm–2. Notably, we detect a significant increase by a factor of ∼2 in the column density of the inner, thicker absorber covering the primary X-ray source between 2001 and 2005. The 2005 XMM-Newton spectrum shows the strongest FeKα emission line ever measured in this source. This is consistent with the line delayed time response to the decrease of the nuclear activity. Our analysis also reveals that the soft X-ray spectrum is dominated by emission lines from highly ionized metals. The detection of a narrow OVIII radiative recombination continuum suggests an origin in a photoionized plasma.

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual: NGC 7582 - galaxies: active - Galaxy: nucleus - X-ray: galaxies

Full paper

 Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
#notes
1 NGC 1365 Sy1 03 33 36.458 -36 08 26.37 10.48 10.08 9.63 8.79 9.7 ~ 1650 2
2 Mrk 3 Sy2 06 15 36.2812259376 +71 02 14.837219808 14.21 14.03 12.97     ~ 884 3
3 NGC 3227 GiP 10 23 30.5765149296 +19 51 54.282206700   12.61 11.79     ~ 1620 1
4 NGC 7582 GiP 23 18 23.621 -42 22 14.06 11.62 10.92 10.62     ~ 860 2

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