Probing the Complex and Variable X-Ray Absorption of Markarian 6 with XMM-Newton

  title={Probing the Complex and Variable X-Ray Absorption of Markarian 6 with XMM-Newton},
  author={Stefan Immler and W. N. Brandt and Cristian Vignali and Franz Erik Bauer and D. Michael Crenshaw and John Feldmeier and S. B. Kraemer},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
We report on an X-ray observation of the Seyfert 1.5 galaxy Mrk 6 obtained with the EPIC instruments on board XMM-Newton. Archival BeppoSAX Phoswich Detection System data from 18–120 keV were also used to constrain the underlying hard power-law continuum. The results from our spectral analyses generally favor a double partial-covering model, although other spectral models, such as absorption by a mixture of partially ionized and neutral gas, cannot be firmly ruled out. Our best-fitting model… 

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