Volume 383, Number 3, MarchI 2002
|Page(s)||L23 - L26|
|Published online||15 March 2002|
Letter to the Editor
On the origin of the broad, relativistic iron line of MCG–6-30-15 observed by XMM-Newton
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi “ROMA TRE”, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Astronomical Institute of the Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, V Holešovičkách 2, 180 00 Praha, Czech Republic e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: A. Martocchia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 10 January 2002
The relativistic iron line profile recently observed by XMM-Newton in the spectrum of the Seyfert 1 galaxy MCG–6-30-15 (Wilms et al. [CITE]) is discussed in the framework of the lamp-post model. It is shown that the steep disc emissivity, the large line equivalent width and the amount of Compton reflection can be self-consistently reproduced in this scenario.
Key words: relativity / line: profiles; black hole physics / accretion, accretion discs / X-rays: galaxies / galaxies: individual: MCG–6-30-15
© ESO, 2002
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