A New Compton-thick AGN in Our Cosmic Backyard: Unveiling the Buried Nucleus in NGC 1448 with NuSTAR

@article{Annuar2017ANC,
  title={A New Compton-thick AGN in Our Cosmic Backyard: Unveiling the Buried Nucleus in NGC 1448 with NuSTAR},
  author={Adlyka Annuar and Dave M. Alexander and Poshak Gandhi and G Lansbury and Daniel Asmus and David R. Ballantyne and Franz Erik Bauer and Steven E. Boggs and Peter G. Boorman and W. N. Brandt and Murray Brightman and F. E. Christensen and William W. Craig and Duncan Farrah and Andy Goulding and Charles James Hailey and Fiona A. Harrison and Michael J. Koss and Stephanie M. LaMassa and Stephen S. Murray and Claudio Ricci and David J. Rosario and Flora Stanley and Daniel Stern and W. W. Zhang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={836},
  pages={165}
}
NGC 1448 is one of the nearest luminous galaxies (L_(8–1000μm) > 10^9 L⊙) to ours (z = 0.00390), and yet the active galactic nucleus (AGN) it hosts was only recently discovered, in 2009. In this paper, we present an analysis of the nuclear source across three wavebands: mid-infrared (MIR) continuum, optical, and X-rays. We observed the source with the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and combined these data with archival Chandra data to perform broadband X-ray spectral fitting… Expand

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