We report on the BeppoSAX detection of a hard X-ray excess in the X-ray spectrum of the classical high-ionization Seyfert 2 galaxy Tot 0109-383. The X-ray emission of this source observed below 7 keV is dominated by reflection from both cold and ionized gas, as seen in the ASCA data. The excess hard X-ray emission is presumably caused by the central source absorbed by an optically thick obscuring torus with N-H similar to 2 x 10(24) cm(-2). The strong cold X-ray reflection, if it is produced at the inner surface of the torus, is consistent with the picture where much of the inner nucleus of Tot 0109-383 is exposed to direct view, as indicated by optical and infrared properties. However, the X-ray absorption must occur at small radii in order to hide the central X-ray source but leave the optical high-ionization emission-line region unobscured. This may also be the case for objects such as the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk231.

Iwasawa K, Matt G, Fabian AC, Bianchi S, Brandt WN, Guainazzi M, et al. (2001). Nuclear obscuration in the high-ionization Seyfert 2 galaxy Tol 0109-383 RID B-4804-2010. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 326(1), 119-125 [10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04585.x].

Nuclear obscuration in the high-ionization Seyfert 2 galaxy Tol 0109-383 RID B-4804-2010

MATT, Giorgio;
2001

Abstract

We report on the BeppoSAX detection of a hard X-ray excess in the X-ray spectrum of the classical high-ionization Seyfert 2 galaxy Tot 0109-383. The X-ray emission of this source observed below 7 keV is dominated by reflection from both cold and ionized gas, as seen in the ASCA data. The excess hard X-ray emission is presumably caused by the central source absorbed by an optically thick obscuring torus with N-H similar to 2 x 10(24) cm(-2). The strong cold X-ray reflection, if it is produced at the inner surface of the torus, is consistent with the picture where much of the inner nucleus of Tot 0109-383 is exposed to direct view, as indicated by optical and infrared properties. However, the X-ray absorption must occur at small radii in order to hide the central X-ray source but leave the optical high-ionization emission-line region unobscured. This may also be the case for objects such as the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk231.
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