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Title: The hard X-ray spectrum of NGC 5506 as seen by NuSTAR

NuSTAR observed the bright Compton-thin, narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy, NGC 5506, for about 56 ks. In agreement with past observations, the spectrum is well fitted by a power law with Γ ~ 1.9, a distant reflection component and narrow ionized iron lines. A relativistically blurred reflection component is not required by the data. When an exponential high-energy cutoff is added to the power law, a value of 720 $$+130\atop{-190}$$ keV (90 percent confidence level) is found. Even allowing for systematic uncertainties, we find a 3σ lower limit to the high-energy cutoff of 350 keV, the highest lower limit to the cutoff energy found so far in an AGN by NuSTAR.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; arXiv:1412.4541
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; Journal Volume: 447; Journal Issue: 4
Royal Astronomical Society
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country of Publication:
United States
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; accretion; accretion discs; galaxies: active; galaxies: individual: NGC 5506