An XMM–Newton observation of the massive edge-on Sb galaxy NGC 2613

  title={An XMM–Newton observation of the massive edge-on Sb galaxy NGC 2613},
  author={Zhiyuan Li and Q. Daniel Wang and Judith A. Irwin and Tara Chaves},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present an XMM-Newton observation of the massive edge-on Sb galaxy NGC 2613. We discover that this galaxy contains a deeply embedded active nucleus with a 0.3-10 keV luminosity of 3.3 x 10 40 erg s -1 and a line-of-sight absorption column of 1.2 × 10 23 cm -2 . Within the 25 mag arcsec -2 optical B-band isophote of the galaxy, we detect an additional four sources with an accumulated luminosity of 4.3 x 10 39 erg s -1 . The bulk of the unresolved X-ray emission spatially follows the near… 

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  • Q. Wang
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2010
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