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XMM-Newton detection of the rare Fanaroff-Riley type II broad absorption line quasar first J101614.3+520916

Schaefer, Justin J. and Brotherton, Michael S. and Shang, Zhaohui and Gregg, Michael D. and Becker, Robert H. and Laurent-Muehleisen, Sally A. and Lacy, Mark and White, Richard L. (2006) XMM-Newton detection of the rare Fanaroff-Riley type II broad absorption line quasar first J101614.3+520916. Astronomical Journal, 132 (4). pp. 1464-1467. ISSN 0004-6256.

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We have detected FIRST J101614.3+520916 with the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory. FIRST J101614.3+520916, one of the most extreme radio-loud, broad absorption line (BAL) quasars so far discovered, is also a Fanaroff-Riley type II radio source. We find that, compared to its estimated intrinsic X-ray flux, the observed X-rays are likely suppressed and that the observed hardness ratio indicates significant soft X-ray photons. This is inconsistent with the simplest model, a normal quasar spectrum absorbed by a large neutral H I column density, which would primarily absorb the softer photons. More complex models, involving partial covering, an ionized absorber, ionized mirror reflection, or jet contributions need to be invoked to explain this source. The suppressed but soft X-ray emission in this radio-loud BAL quasar is consistent with the behavior displayed by other BAL quasars, both radio-loud and radio-quiet.

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Additional Information:© 2006 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2005 July 5; accepted 2006 June 6; published 2006 August 18. This work is funded by the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, NASA grant NGT-40102, and Wyoming NASA EPSCoR grant NCC5-578. This work is also funded in part by NASA through the US XMM-Newton Program, with data provided by ESA. This work was partly performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, under contract W-7405-Eng-48.
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Department of Energy (DOE)W-7405-ENG-48
Subject Keywords:quasars: absorption lines — quasars: general — quasars: individual (FIRST J101614.3+520916) — X-rays: galaxies
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