We present the results of ROSAT High Resolution Imager (HRI) observations and the survey data of the radio-loud Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 galaxy (NLS1) PKS 0558-504. We find strong and persistent X-ray variability on both short and medium time-scales. The most extreme amplitude variations require a radiative efficiency exceeding the theoretical maximum for a Schwarzschild black hole, suggesting the presence of a rotating black hole or the influence of relativistic beaming effects. The spatial analysis rules out the possibility that the high luminosity and the strong variability are related to a nearby source.
|Astronomy and Astrophysics
|Published - 2000
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science