Broad iron L line and x-ray reverberation in 1H0707-495

Zoghbi, A., Fabian, A.C., Uttley, Philip, Miniutti, G., Gallo, L.C., Reynolds, C.S., Miller, J.M. and Ponti, Gabriele (2009) Broad iron L line and x-ray reverberation in 1H0707-495. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 401, (4), 2419-2432. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15816.x).


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A detailed analysis of a long XMM-Newton observation of the narrow-line type 1 Seyfert galaxy 1H0707-495 is presented, including spectral fitting, spectral variability and timing studies. The two main features in the spectrum are the drop at ∼7 keV and a complex excess below 1 keV. These are well described by two broad, K and L, iron lines. Alternative models based on absorption, although they may fit the high-energy drop, cannot account for the 1 keV complexity and the spectrum as a whole.

Spectral variability shows that the spectrum is composed of at least two components, which are interpreted as a power law dominating between 1-4 keV and a reflection component outside this range. The high count rate at the iron L energies has enabled us to measure a significant soft lag of ∼30 s between 0.3-1 and 1-4 keV, meaning that the direct hard emission leads the reflected emissions. We interpret the lag as a reverberation signal originating within a few gravitational radii of the black hole.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0035-8711 (print)
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Keywords: galaxies, active, galaxies, individual, 1H0707-495, galaxies, nuclei, galaxies, seyfert, X-rays, galaxies
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy > Astronomy and Space Science
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy
ePrint ID: 144549
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 11:52
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:05

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