We report on a 50-ks observation of the bright Seyfert 1 galaxy MCG - 6-30-15 with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. The data clearly show the broad fluorescent iron line (equivalent width ∼ 250 eV) and the Compton reflection continuum at higher energies. A comparison of the iron line and the reflection continuum has enabled us to constrain the reflective fraction and the elemental abundances in the accretion disc. Temporal studies provide evidence that spectral variability is a result of changes in both the amount of reflection seen and the properties of the primary X-ray source itself.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science