The XMM-Newton RGS spectrum of the high luminosity Seyfert 1 galaxy Markarian 509
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 September 2006
We present a detailed analysis of the soft X-ray spectrum of the Seyfert 1 galaxy Markarian 509 taken with the XMM-Newton Reflection Grating Spectrometer. An underlying power-law continuum and three warm absorber phases provide a good fit to the data along with a number of broad and narrow emission lines. Our three warm absorber phases each have different ionization parameters and column densities. We identify a low ionization, log , high outflow velocity phase producing an Fe M-shell UTA feature along with absorption from O VI and N VI. There is an intermediate phase, log , showing absorption from H-like carbon and nitrogen and He-like neon and oxygen. The third, high ionization, log , low outflow velocity phase contains absorption from O VIII, Ne X and highly ionized iron. All phases are blueshifted with respect to the systemic velocity with flow velocities ranging from –60 km s-1 to –510 km s-1. The observed broad emission features have an rms velocity of km s-1 for the C VI and OVII lines.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: Seyfert / galaxies: individual: Mkn 509 / X-rays: galaxies / techniques: spectroscopic / line: identification
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