A possible X-ray jet from the starburst galaxy NGC 6217
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, 85741 Garching, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, 85741 Garching, Germany
Corresponding author: W. Pietsch, email@example.com
Accepted: 6 July 2001
Deep ROSAT PSPC and HRI observations of the nuclear starburst, UV flat spectrum spiral NGC 6217reveal a jet-like X-ray filament extending out 27 (18.8 kpc) to the SW of the galaxy. Radio images of NGC 6217show an extent in the same direction, giving further evidence for a one-sided X-ray jet interpretation of this feature. Its X-ray spectrum is harder than that of NGC 6217and the luminosity in the 0.5-2.0 keV band is ~1.7 erg s-1. We compare our findings to parameters of other X-ray jets from other active galaxies. We also give positions of a total of 91 X-ray sources detected in the field to a limiting 0.5-2.0 keV flux of ~2.2 erg cm-2 s-1 and propose optical and radio identifications. Some of these sources have been identified in the RIXOS program.
Key words: galaxies: individual: NGC 6217 / galaxies: jets / galaxies: quasars: general / galaxies: Seyfert / radio continuum: galaxies / X-rays: galaxies
© ESO, 2001