ChJAA Vol 2, No 3 (2002) / Cheng

The Variability of Hardness Ratio 1 observed by ROSAT: Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies versus Broad-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies

Lin-Peng Cheng, Jian-Yan Wei, Yong-Heng Zhao


We examined the correlation between the ROSAT Hardness Ratio 1 and Count Rates eight Narrow-line Seyfert 1 Galaxies (NLS1s) and 14 Broad-line Seyfert1 Galaxies (BLS1s). We found that six of the NLS1s show a positive HR1-CTs correlation, and seven of the BLS1s, a negative correlation. The other two NLS1s and seven BLS1s do not show any clear HR1-CTs correlation. Thus, the spectral behavior is statistically different for the NLS1s and BLS1s. The different behaviors can possibly be interpreted in terms of a stable `soft excess' that is strong in NLS1s and weak in BLS1s, plus a power law component, common to both, which softens with increasing flux.

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