Volume 403, Number 2, May IV 2003
|Page(s)||481 - 492|
|Published online||06 May 2003|
Multiwavelength studies of the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 7469 II. X-ray and UV observations with XMM-Newton
MSSL, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT, UK
2 Physics Department, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel
3 SRON National Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 Space Telescope Science Institute, 3800 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
5 Department of Physics, Columbia University, 550 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
6 Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Corresponding author: A. J. Blustin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 13 February 2003
We present an XMM-Newton observation of NGC 7469, including studies of the X-ray and UV variability, 0.2-10 keV spectral continuum, Fe Kα emission line and the first-ever high-resolution X-ray spectrum of the soft X-ray warm absorber. We compare the properties of this X-ray warm absorber with the UV warm absorber as seen in a FUSE observation one year previously. The 0.2-10 keV spectral continuum is best fitted by a power-law plus two blackbody model. An Fe Kα emission line is visible which consists of a single narrow component and is well-modelled by a simple Gaussian. Narrow absorption and emission lines in the soft X-ray RGS spectrum demonstrate the existence of a multi-phase warm absorber with a range in log ξ of ~2 to ~-2 where ξ is in erg cm s. The warm absorber is blueshifted by several hundred km s. The highest-ionisation phase of the absorber is the best constrained and has an overall equivalent Hydrogen column of order 10 cm; we find that its ionisation parameter is consistent with that of the warm emitter which generates the narrow emission lines. We identify this high ionisation absorber with the low-velocity phase of the UV absorber observed by FUSE.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: Seyfert / galaxies: individual: NGC 7469 / X-rays: galaxies / ultraviolet: galaxies / techniques: spectroscopic
© ESO, 2003
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