Measuring the broadband power spectra of active galactic nuclei with RXTE

@inproceedings{Uttley2002MeasuringTB,
  title={Measuring the broadband power spectra of active galactic nuclei with RXTE},
  author={Phil Uttley and M I.M. and G H Hardy and I. E. Papadakis},
  year={2002}
}
We have developed a Monte Carlo technique to test models for the true power spectra of intermittently sampled lightcurves against the noisy, observed power spectra, and produce a reliable estimate of the goodness of fit of the given model. We apply this technique to constrain the broadband power spectra of a sample of four Seyfert galaxies monitored by the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) over three years. We show that the power spectra of three of the AGN in our sample (MCG-6-30-15, NGC 5506… CONTINUE READING
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