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Volume 379, Number 3, December I 2001
Page(s) 860 - 863
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20011410
A&A 379, 860-863 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20011410

A pair of Seyferts identified from a ROSAT bright source

J.-H. Wu1, Q.-R. Yuan2, X.-T. He3, W. Voges4, R.-D. Nan1, R. F. Green5 and X.-Z. Zhang1

1  National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, A20 Datun Road, Beijing 100012, China
2  Department of Physics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, China
3  Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
4  Max-Planck-Institute für Extraterrestrische Physik, 85740 Garching, Germany
5  Kitt Peak National Observatory, NOAO, Tucson, AZ85726-6732, USA

(Received 25 May 2001 / Accepted 26 September 2001)

We report the discovery of a pair of Seyfert galaxies identified in the ROSAT bright source, 1RXS J000306.3-041932. The two Seyferts have the same redshift of 0.106. The angular distance between them is ${\sim}23\arcsec$, corresponding to a projected separation of ${\sim}73$ kpc, and suggesting an interacting system. We argue, from its weak IR emission and relatively large nuclear separation, that the system is an example of the interaction between AGNs, rather than interaction-triggered AGN activity.

Key words: galaxies: interactions -- galaxies: Seyfert -- X-rays: galaxies

Offprint request: J. -H. Wu, jhwu@bao.ac.cn

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