Volume 586, February 2016
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||19 January 2016|
Probing the photoionised outflow in the NLS1 Arakelian 564: An XMM-Newton view
1 Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, PO Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
2 SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Universiteit Utrecht, PO Box 80000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Received: 24 July 2015
Accepted: 8 November 2015
We present a detailed analysis of XMM-Newton X-ray observations of the narrow-line Seyfert-1 (NLS1) galaxy Ark 564, taken between 2000 and 2011. High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy was carried out on the resultant high signal-to-noise stacked spectrum. We find three separate photoionised warm absorbers, which outflow at velocities unusually lower than typical NLS1s. Using recombination timescale estimates, improved constraints on the location of these clouds show they could be located beyond 4 pc from the central source. Our estimates of the outflow kinetics suggest that the active galactic nucleus in Ark 564 is unlikely to affect the host galaxy in its current state, but over a typical lifetime of 107 yr the interstellar medium could be affected. The individual observations used here suggest the luminosity varies over weekly timescales and, in addition, we find evidence of gas response to changes in the ionising radiation.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: nuclei / galaxies: Seyfert / galaxies: individual: Ark 564 / X-rays: galaxies
© ESO, 2016
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