"We present a complete spectral analysis of an XMM-Newton and Chandra campaign of the obscured AGN in NGC 4507, consisting of six observations spanning a period of six months, ranging from 2010 June to December. We detect strong absorption variability on time-scales between 1.5 and 4 months, suggesting that the obscuring material consists of gas clouds at parsec-scale distance. The lack of significant variability on shorter time-scales suggests that this event is not due to absorption by broad-line region (BLR) clouds, which was instead found in other studies of similar sources. This shows that a single, universal structure of the absorber (either BLR clouds, or the parsec-scale torus) is not enough to reproduce the observed complexity of the X-ray absorption features of this AGN."

Marinucci A, Risaliti G, Wang JF, Bianchi S, Elvis M, Matt G, et al. (2013). X-ray absorption variability in NGC 4507. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 429(3), 2581-2586 [10.1093/mnras/sts534].

X-ray absorption variability in NGC 4507

MARINUCCI, ANDREA;BIANCHI, STEFANO;MATT, Giorgio;
2013

Abstract

"We present a complete spectral analysis of an XMM-Newton and Chandra campaign of the obscured AGN in NGC 4507, consisting of six observations spanning a period of six months, ranging from 2010 June to December. We detect strong absorption variability on time-scales between 1.5 and 4 months, suggesting that the obscuring material consists of gas clouds at parsec-scale distance. The lack of significant variability on shorter time-scales suggests that this event is not due to absorption by broad-line region (BLR) clouds, which was instead found in other studies of similar sources. This shows that a single, universal structure of the absorber (either BLR clouds, or the parsec-scale torus) is not enough to reproduce the observed complexity of the X-ray absorption features of this AGN."
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