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Paper: XMM-Newton Observations of the FR II Radio-Loud BAL Quasar FIRST J1016+5209
Volume: 311, AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Page: 329
Authors: Schaefer, J.J.; Brotherton, M.S.; Gregg, M.D.; Becker, R.H.; Laurent-Muehleisen, S.A.; Lacy, M.; White, R.L.
Abstract: We have detected FIRST J101614.3+520916 with the XMM-Newton X-ray Observatory. FIRST J1016+5209, one of the most extreme radio-loud broad absorption line (BAL) quasars so far discovered, is a Fanaroff-Riley type II (FR II) radio source. We find the X-ray flux is low in comparison to the radio flux, indicating X-ray absorption. We have measured optical-X-ray spectral indices and X-ray hardness ratios (HR). FIRST J1016+5209 is relatively X-ray bright compared to radio-quiet BAL quasars. Despite the low counts, we have determined that a simple high-column-density absorber does not match the soft optical-X-ray spectral index and the HR simultaneously, requiring a more complex model (e.g., one that includes a partial covering X-ray absorber).
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