We report on the first detection above ∼10 keV of the archetypal Compton-thick Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 1068. This detection, obtained with the PDS instrument onboard BeppoSAX in the 20-100 keV range, confirms the hardness of the X-ray spectrum above a few keV (as indicated by ASCA observations) and supports models envisaging a mixture of both neutral and ionized reflections of an otherwise invisible nuclear continuum, the neutral reflection component being the dominant one in hard X-rays.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|State||Published - Sep 10 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science