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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof Chris Done

Kynoch, Daniel, Landt, Hermine, Ward, Martin J, Done, Chris, Boisson, Catherine, Baloković, Mislav, Angelakis, Emmanouil & Myserlis, Ioannis (2019). The relativistic jet of the γ-ray emitting narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy PKS J1222+0413. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 487(1): 181-197.

Author(s) from Durham


We present a multi-frequency study of PKS J1222+0413 (4C +04.42), currently the highest redshift γ-ray emitting narrow-line Seyfert 1 (γ-NLS1). We assemble a broad spectral energy distribution (SED) including previously unpublished datasets: X-ray data obtained with the NuSTAR and Neil Gehrels Swift observatories; near-infrared, optical and UV spectroscopy obtained with VLT X-shooter; and multiband radio data from the Effelsberg telescope. These new observations are supplemented by archival data from the literature. We apply physical models to the broadband SED, parameterising the accretion flow and jet emission to investigate the disc-jet connection. PKS J1222+0413 has a much greater black hole mass than most other NLS1s, MBH≈2×108 M⊙, similar to those found in flat spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs). Therefore this source provides insight into how the jets of γ-NLS1s relate to those of FSRQs.