Chandra and XMM-Newton observations of Tololo 0109-383

G. Matt, S. Bianchi, M. Guainazzi, W. N. Brandt, A. C. Fabian, K. Iwasawa, G. C. Perola

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We present and discuss Chandra and XMM-Newton observations of the Seyfert 2 galaxy and Compton-thick absorbed source, Tololo 0109-383. The hard X-ray emission (i.e. above ∼2 keV), is dominated by a spatially unresolved reflection component, as already discovered by previous ASCA and BeppoSAX observations. The soft X-ray emission is partly (∼15%) extended over about 1 kpc. Below 2 keV, the spectrum is very steep and two emission lines, probably due to recombination to He-like ions of oxygen and neon, are clearly present. Combining X-rays and optical information taken from the literature, we propose an overall scenario for the nuclear regions of this source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-523
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Matt, G., Bianchi, S., Guainazzi, M., Brandt, W. N., Fabian, A. C., Iwasawa, K., & Perola, G. C. (2003). Chandra and XMM-Newton observations of Tololo 0109-383. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 399(2), 519-523.