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A blurred reflection interpretation for the intermediate flux state in Mrk 335

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dc.creator Gallo, Luigi C.
dc.creator Bonson, K.
dc.creator Fabian, A. C.
dc.creator Grupe, D.
dc.creator Komossa, S.
dc.creator Longinotti, A. L.
dc.creator Miniutti, G.
dc.creator Walton, D. J.
dc.creator Zoghbi, A.
dc.creator Mathur, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-17T16:39:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-17T16:39:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier.issn 0035-8711
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2966
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25911
dc.description Publisher's version/PDF en_CA
dc.description.abstract As part of a long-term monitoring campaign of Mrk 335, deep XMM–Newton observations catch the narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy (NLS1) in a complex, intermediate flux interval as the active galaxy is transiting from low to high flux. Other works on these same data examined the general behaviour of the NLS1 and the conditions of its warm absorber. The analysis presented here demonstrates the X-ray continuum and timing properties can be described in a self-consistent manner adopting a blurred reflection model without any need to invoke partial covering. The rapid spectral variability appears to be driven by changes in the shape of the primary emitter that is illuminating the inner accretion disc around a rapidly spinning black hole (a > 0.7). While light bending is certainly prominent, the rather constant emissivity profile and break radius obtained in our spectral fitting suggest that the blurring parameters do not change as would be expected if the primary source varies its distance from the disc. Instead changes could be intrinsic to the power-law component. One possibility is that material in an unresolved jet above the disc falls to combine with material at the base of the jet producing the changes in the primary emitter (spectral slope and flux) without changing its distance from the disc. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_CA
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sts102
dc.subject.lcsh Active galaxies
dc.subject.lcsh X-ray sources, Galactic
dc.title A blurred reflection interpretation for the intermediate flux state in Mrk 335 en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 428, 1191-1200. (2013) en_CA

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