Storm in a Teacup: X-Ray View of an Obscured Quasar and Superbubble

@article{Lansbury2018StormIA,
  title={Storm in a Teacup: X-Ray View of an Obscured Quasar and Superbubble},
  author={George B. Lansbury and M E Jarvis and Chris M. Harrison and David M. Alexander and Agnese del Moro and Alastair C. Edge and James R. Mullaney and Alasdair P. Thomson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2018},
  volume={856}
}
We present the X-ray properties of the “Teacup AGN” (SDSS J1430+1339), a z = 0.085 type 2 quasar that is interacting dramatically with its host galaxy. Spectral modeling of the central quasar reveals a powerful, highly obscured active galactic nucleus (AGN) with a column density of NH = (4.2–6.5) × 1023 cm−2 and an intrinsic luminosity of L2–10 keV = (0.8–1.4) × 1044 erg s−1. The current high bolometric luminosity inferred (Lbol ≈1045–1046 erg s−1) has ramifications for previous interpretations… 

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