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X-Ray Characteristics of Water Megamaser Galaxies

  • K. Leiter (a1) (a2), M. Kadler (a1), J. Wilms (a2), J. Braatz (a3), C. Grossberger (a2) (a4), F. Krauß (a5), A. Kreikenbohm (a1) (a2), M. Langejahn (a1) (a2), E. Litzinger (a1) (a2), A. Markowitz (a6) (a7) and C. Müller (a8)...

Abstract

We have compiled the X-ray characteristic properties for a unique and homogeneous sample of Type 2 AGN with water megamaser activity observed by XMM-Newton and for a control sample of non-maser galaxies, both analyzed in a uniform way. A comparison of the luminosity distributions confirms previous results (from smaller and/or less systematic studies) that water maser galaxies appear more luminous than non-maser sources. In addition, the maser phenomenon is associated with more complex X-ray spectra, higher column densities and higher equivalent widths of the Fe Kα line. Both a sufficiently luminous X-ray source and a high absorbing column density in the line of sight favor the appearance of the water megamaser phenomenon in AGN.

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X-Ray Characteristics of Water Megamaser Galaxies

  • K. Leiter (a1) (a2), M. Kadler (a1), J. Wilms (a2), J. Braatz (a3), C. Grossberger (a2) (a4), F. Krauß (a5), A. Kreikenbohm (a1) (a2), M. Langejahn (a1) (a2), E. Litzinger (a1) (a2), A. Markowitz (a6) (a7) and C. Müller (a8)...

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