FOS Spectroscopy of the Seyfert 1 Galaxy Mrk 509

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Session 46 -- Seyfert Galaxies and LINERS
Display presentation, Thursday, January 13, 9:30-6:45, Salons I/II Room (Crystal Gateway)

[46.02] FOS Spectroscopy of the Seyfert 1 Galaxy Mrk 509

D.M. Crenshaw (CSC), A. Boggess (NASA/GSFC), C.-C. Wu (CSC)

Ultraviolet spectra have been obtained of the Seyfert 1 galaxy Mrk 509 with the Faint Object Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition to a large number of absorption lines from the vicinity of our Galaxy, strong and narrow absorption features near the systemic velocity of the Seyfert host galaxy have been detected. L$\alpha$, N V, and C IV absorption lines are present, but Mg II is not, indicating that the absorbing gas is highly ionized. The absorption-line region is located outside of the broad emitting-line region, since the L$\alpha$ absorption is much deeper than the height of the continuum. The relation of the absorbing gas to the extended emission-line region in Mrk 509 is discussed.

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