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The Compton-thick quasar at the heart of the high-redshift giant radio galaxy 6C 0905+39

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Our XMM-Newton spectrum of the giant, high-redshift (z=1.88) radio galaxy 6C 0905+39 shows that it contains one of the most powerful, high-redshift, Compton-thick quasars known. Its spectrum is very hard above 2 keV. The steep XMM spectrum below that energy is shown to be due to extended emission from the radio bridge using Chandra data. The nucleus of 6C 0905+39 has a column density of 3.5 (+1.4,-0.4) X 10^24 cm^-2 and absorption-corrected X-ray luminosity of 1.7 (+0.9,-0.1) X 10^45 erg/s in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Author
Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
385
Issue:
1
Pages:
L125-L129
Publication date:
2008-01-22
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EISSN:
1745-3933
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:bf19b625-fb4a-4076-ab98-877761629d90
Source identifiers:
14740
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pubs:14740
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English
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