EDP Sciences
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Volume 379, Number 3, December I 2001
Page(s) 855 - 859
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20011361
A&A 379, 855-859 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20011361

Research Note
Mkn 463 field observed by $\vec{Beppo}$SAX

R. Landi1, 2 and L. Bassani1

1  ITeSRE/CNR, via Piero Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
2  Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bologna, via Irnerio 46, 40129 Bologna, Italy

(Received 1 August 2001 / Accepted 24 September 2001 )

In this work we present the observation of the Mkn 463 field performed with the MECS instrument on-board BeppoSAX in the 1.8-10.5 keV band. The Mkn 463 field is an example of an extragalactic field crowded with absorbed X-ray sources: apart from the Seyfert 2 galaxy Mkn 463 and the well known QSO PG 1352+183 (the only object showing no absorption), two other objects are detected with a column density in excess of the galactic value. The first 1SAX J1353.9+1820 is a red QSO from the BeppoSAX High Energy Large Area Survey (HELLAS). The second 1SAX J1355.4+1815 is optically unidentified, but its X-ray spectral characteristics indicate that it too is an AGN hidden behind a large column density.

Key words: X-rays: galaxies -- galaxies: Seyfert -- galaxies: individual: Mkn 463

Offprint request: R. Landi, landi@tesre.bo.cnr.it

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