Testing Unified X-Ray/Ultraviolet Absorber Models with NGC 5548
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CitationMathur, Smita, Martin Elvis, and Belinda Wilkes. 1995. “Testing Unified X-Ray/Ultraviolet Absorber Models with NGC 5548.” The Astrophysical Journal 452 (October): 230. doi:10.1086/176294.
AbstractThe bright Seyfert galaxy NGC 5548 shows absorption features in its X-ray and UV spectra. The large amount of optical/UV and X-ray monitoring data available for this object makes it an ideal candidate to test our model of a common X-ray/UV absorber. We show that the X-ray/UV absorption is caused by a highly ionized (2.2 < U < 2.8), high column density (NH = 3.8 × 1021 cm-2) gas situated outside the C IV emitting region (2 × 1016 cm < rabs < 2 × 1018 cm). The gas is outflowing with a mean velocity of 1200±260 km s-1 and corresponding kinetic luminosity of ˜1043 ergs s-1. The gas is more highly ionized and has a much larger column density than earlier estimates based on UV data alone. This third example of an X-ray/UV absorber reinforces our earlier conclusion that outflowing, highly ionized gas is common in the inner regions of quasars.
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