Query : 2012A&A...542A..30M

2012A&A...542A..30M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 542A, 30-30 (2012/6-1)

The X-ray warm absorber and nuclear obscuration in the Seyfert 1.8 galaxy ESO 113-G010.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present the first analysis of the X-ray warm absorber and nuclear obscuration in the Seyfert 1.8 galaxy ESO 113-G010. We used archival data from a 100 ks XMM-Newton observation made in 2005. From high resolution spectroscopy analysis of the RGS data, we detect absorption lines originating from a warm absorber consisting of two distinct phases of ionisation, with logξ≃3.2 and 2.3 respectively. The higher-ionised component has a larger column density and outflow velocity (NH≃1.6x1022cm–2, v≃-1100km/s ) than the lower-ionised component (NH≃0.5x1022cm–2, v≃-700km/s ). The shape of the optical-UV continuum and the large Balmer decrement (Hα/Hβ∼8) indicate significant amount of reddening is taking place in our line of sight in the host galaxy of the AGN; however, the X-ray spectrum is not absorbed by cold neutral gas intrinsic to the source. We discuss different explanations for this discrepancy between the reddening and the X-ray absorption, and suggest that the most likely solution is a dusty warm absorber. We show that dust can exist in the lower-ionised phase of the warm absorber, which causes the observed reddening of the optical-UV emission, whereas the X-rays remain unabsorbed due to lack of cold neutral gas in the ionised warm absorber. Furthermore, we have investigated the uncertainties in the construction of the spectral energy distribution (SED) of this object due to obscuration of the nuclear source and the effects this has on the photoionisation modelling of the warm absorber. We show how the assumed SEDs influence the thermal stability of each phase and whether or not the two absorber phases in ESO 113-G010 can co-exist in pressure equilibrium.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: galaxies - galaxies: active - galaxies: Seyfert - galaxies: individual: ESO 113-G010 - techniques: spectroscopic

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 ESO 113-10 Sy1 01 05 16.8746925168 -58 26 15.260456148   14.63 14.6 13.35   ~ 59 0
2 LEDA 2816051 Sy1 13 22 49.2007765584 +54 55 28.261413012   16.63 16.24     ~ 39 0
3 ESO 383-35 Sy1 13 35 53.7691256160 -34 17 44.160716796   13.89 13.61 8.9   ~ 1455 0
4 Mrk 509 Sy1 20 44 09.7504483224 -10 43 24.727155528   13.35 13.12 10.7   ~ 1232 0

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