Volume 442, Number 3, November II 2005
|Page(s)||909 - 915|
|Published online||14 October 2005|
An X-ray view of Mrk 705
A borderline narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, 85741 Garching, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
2 SRON National Institute for Space Research Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
3 Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, PO Box 80000, 3508 TA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 Landessternwarte Heidelberg, Königstuhl 12, 69117, Heidelberg, Germany
5 Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, 140 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Accepted: 3 August 2005
Mrk 705 exhibits optical properties of both narrow- and broad-line Seyfert 1 galaxies. We examine the X-ray properties of this borderline object utilising proprietary and public data from Chandra, ASCA, ROSAT and RXTE, spanning more than twelve years. Though long-term flux variability from the pointed observations appears rather modest (~), we do find examples of rare large amplitude outbursts in the RXTE monitoring data. There is very little evidence of long-term spectral variability as the low- and high-energy spectra appear constant with time. A ~ emission line is detected in the ASCA spectra of Mrk 705, but not during the later, higher flux state Chandra observation. However, the upper limit on the equivalent width of a line in the Chandra spectrum is consistent with a constant-flux emission line and a brighter continuum, suggesting that the line is emitted from distant material such as the putative torus. Overall, the X-ray properties of Mrk 705 appear typical of BLS1 activity.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: individual: Mrk 705 / galaxies: nuclei / X-rays: galaxies
© ESO, 2005
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