BeppoSAX observation of NGC 3079

Naoko Iyomoto, Yasushi Fukazawa, Naomasa Nakai, Yuko Ishihara

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Using the BeppoSAX observatory, we have observed a nearby LINER/Seyfert 2 galaxy, NGC 3079, which is known as an outflow galaxy and a bright H2O maser source. Using the Phoswich Detection System, we have revealed that the NGC 3079 nucleus suffers from a Compton-thick absorption, with a hydrogen column density ∼1025 cm-2. After corrected the absorption, the 2-10 keV luminosity becomes 1042-1043 ergs s-1 at a distance of 16 Mpc. It is 2-3 orders of magnitude higher than that observed in the Medium Energy Concentrator Spectrometer band (below 10 keV). We also detected a strong Fe K line at 6.4+0.3 -0.2 keV with an equivalent width of 2.4+2.9 -1.5 keV, which is consistent with the heavy absorption.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume561
Issue number1 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Iyomoto, N., Fukazawa, Y., Nakai, N., & Ishihara, Y. (2001). BeppoSAX observation of NGC 3079. Astrophysical Journal, 561(1 PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1086/324056

BeppoSAX observation of NGC 3079. / Iyomoto, Naoko; Fukazawa, Yasushi; Nakai, Naomasa; Ishihara, Yuko.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 561, No. 1 PART 2, 01.11.2001.

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Iyomoto, N, Fukazawa, Y, Nakai, N & Ishihara, Y 2001, 'BeppoSAX observation of NGC 3079', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 561, no. 1 PART 2. https://doi.org/10.1086/324056
Iyomoto N, Fukazawa Y, Nakai N, Ishihara Y. BeppoSAX observation of NGC 3079. Astrophysical Journal. 2001 Nov 1;561(1 PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1086/324056
Iyomoto, Naoko ; Fukazawa, Yasushi ; Nakai, Naomasa ; Ishihara, Yuko. / BeppoSAX observation of NGC 3079. In: Astrophysical Journal. 2001 ; Vol. 561, No. 1 PART 2.
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