H0557-385: a Seyfert in quietude and reflection

Alexander Blustin, IoA

The nearby Seyfert galaxy H0557-385 is both highly luminous and has a high-column warm absorber, making it a possible low-redshift analogue to Broad Absorption Line Quasars. During a 140 ks XMM-Newton observation designed for spectroscopy of the warm absorber, the source was found to be in a very low state. The usual power-law continuum was absent, revealing normally-obscured continuum features in the EPIC spectra. In this poster we present these spectra, and discuss the interpretation of the continuum shape in terms of absorption and reflection models.