Detecting Compton Reflection and a Broad Iron Line in MCG –5-23-16 with RXTE

@inproceedings{Weaver1998DetectingCR,
  title={Detecting Compton Reflection and a Broad Iron Line in MCG –5-23-16 with RXTE},
  author={Kimberly Ann Weaver and Julian H. Krolik and E. A. Pier Johns Hopkins University and Lhea and NasaGsfc},
  year={1998}
}
We report the detection with the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) of a Compton reflection signature in the Seyfert galaxy MCG -5-23-16. RXTE also resolves the Fe Kα fluorescence line with FWHM ~48,000 km s-1. This measurement provides the first independent confirmation of ASCA detections in Seyfert galaxies of broad Fe Kα lines that are thought to be the signature of emission from the inner regions of an accretion disk orbiting a black hole. Under the assumption that reflection arises from an… CONTINUE READING

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