Volume 445, Number 1, January I 2006
|Page(s)||L5 - L8|
|Published online||13 December 2005|
Letter to the Editor
A prominent relativistic iron line in the Seyfert 1 MCG-02-14-009
Max-Plank-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, 85741, Garching, Germany e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 8 November 2005
I report the discovery of a prominent broad and asymmetrical feature near 6.4 keV in the Seyfert 1 MCG-02-14-009 () with XMM-Newton/EPIC. The present short X-ray observation (PN net exposure time ~5 ks) is the first one above 2 keV for MCG-02-14-009. The feature can be explained by either a relativistic iron line around either a Schwarzschild (non-rotating) or a Kerr (rotating) black hole. If the feature is a relativistic iron line around a Schwarzschild black hole, the line energy is 6.51 keV with an equivalent width of 631 eV and that the inclination angle of the accretion disc should be less than 43°. A relativistically blurred photoionized disc model gives a very good spectral fit over the broad band 0.2-12 keV energy range. The spectrum is reflection dominated and this would indicate that the primary source in MCG-02-14-009 is located very close to the black hole, where gravitational light bending effect is important (about 3-4 ), and that the black hole may rapidly rotate.
Key words: galaxies: active / X-rays: galaxies / accretion discs / quasars: individual: MCG-02-14-009
© ESO, 2005
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