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dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorHolczer, T.en
dc.contributor.authorBehar, E.en
dc.contributor.authorArav, Nahumen
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-25T13:57:05Zen
dc.date.available2014-02-25T13:57:05Zen
dc.date.issued2010-01en
dc.identifier.citationTomer Holczer et al. 2010. "X-ray absorption analysis of MCG-6-30-15: Discerning three kinematic systems," ApJ 708 981 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/708/2/981en
dc.identifier.issn0004-637Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25551en
dc.description.abstractBy analyzing the X-ray spectrum of MCG -6-30-15 obtained with the High Energy Transmission Grating (HETGS) spectrometer on board the Chandra observatory, we identify three kinematically distinct absorption systems; two outflow components intrinsic to MCG -6-30-15, and one local at z = 0. The slow outflow at -100 +/- 50 km s(-1) has a large range of ionization manifested by absorption from 24 different charge states of Fe, which enables a detailed reconstruction of the absorption measure distribution (AMD). This AMD spans 5 orders of magnitude in ionization parameter: -1.5 < log xi < 3.5 (erg s(-1) cm), with a total column density of N(H) = (5.3 +/- 0.7) x 10(21) cm(-2). The fast outflow at -1900 +/- 150 km s(-1) has a well-defined ionization parameter with log xi = 3.82 +/- 0.03 (erg s(-1) cm) and column density N(H) = 8.1 +/- 0.7 x 10(22) cm(-2). Assuming this component is a thin, uniform, spherical shell, it can be estimated to lie within 11 light days of the active galactic nucleus center. The third component, most clearly detected in the lower oxygen charge states O(+1)-O(+6), has been confused in the past with the fast outflow, but is identified here with local gas (z = 0) and a total column density N(H) of a few 10(20) cm(-2). Finally, we exploit the excellent spectral resolution of the HETGS and use the present spectrum to determine the rest-frame wavelengths of oxygen inner-shell lines that were previously uncertain.en
dc.description.sponsorshipChandra AR-7 8011Aen
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA 08-ADP08-0076en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltd.en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectgalaxies: activeen
dc.subjectgalaxies: individual (mcg-6-30-15)en
dc.subjectline: formationen
dc.subjecttechniques: spectroscopicen
dc.subjectx-rays: galaxiesen
dc.subjectactive-galactic-nucleien
dc.subjectreflection grating spectrometeren
dc.subjectseyfert-1en
dc.subjectgalaxy mcg-6-30-15en
dc.subjectdusty warm absorberen
dc.subjectthermal-instabilityen
dc.subjectemission-linesen
dc.subjectaccretion disken
dc.subjectoutflowen
dc.subjectdensityen
dc.subjectironen
dc.titleX-ray absorption analysis of MCG-6-30-15: Discerning three kinematic systemsen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/708/2/981/pdf/0004-637X_708_2_981.pdfen
dc.date.accessed2014-02-05en
dc.title.serialAstrophysical Journalen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/708/2/981en


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