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High-resolution continuum polarization measurements in the near-infrared to submillimeter wavelength range
Author(s): Sebastian Wolf; Bringfried Stecklum; Thomas Henning; Ralf Launhardt; Hans Zinnecker
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Paper Abstract

We present high-resolution polarization maps, obtained with near-infrared instruments such as ISAAC at the VLT, SOFI at the NTT, and SCUBA at the JCMT. While we use the near-infrared polarization maps to determine the structure of the optical reflection nebula Cederblad 110 IRS 4 and to investigate the alignment of circumstellar disks around T Tauri binary stars, submillimeter polarization maps are used to derive the magnetic field structure and strength in Bok globules. Furthermore we show that near-infrared polarimetry represents a powerful tool to distinguish between different polarization models developed for active galactic nuclei.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458863
Show Author Affiliations
Sebastian Wolf, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Bringfried Stecklum, Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Thomas Henning, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf Launhardt, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Hans Zinnecker, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4843:
Polarimetry in Astronomy
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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