Variable Partial Covering and A Relativistic Iron Line in NGC 1365

  title={Variable Partial Covering and A Relativistic Iron Line in NGC 1365},
  author={Guido Risaliti and Giovanni Miniutti and Giuseppina Fabbiano and Marco Salvati and Alessandro Baldi and Valentina Braito and Stefano Bianchi and G. Matt and James N. Reeves and Roberto Soria and Andreas Zezas},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a complete analysis of the hard X-ray (2-10 keV) properties of the Seyfert galaxy NGC 1365, based on a 60 ks XMM-Newton observation performed in 2004 January. The two main results are as follows. (1) We detect an obscuring cloud with N{sub H} {approx} 3.5 x 10{sup 23} cm{sup -2} crossing the line of sight in {approx}25 ks. This implies a dimension of the X-ray source not larger than a few 10{sup 13} cm and a distance of the obscuring cloud of the order of 10{sup 16} cm. Adopting the… Expand

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