Far-Infrared Polarimetry of Galactic Clouds from the Kuiper Airborne Observatory

Jessie L. Dotson, Jacqueline Davidson, C. Darren Dowell, David A. Schleuning, Roger H. Hildebrand

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Abstract

In this paper we present a complete summary of the data obtained with the far-infrared polarimeter, Stokes, in flights of the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. We have observed 12 Galactic clouds and have made over 1100 individual measurements at 100 μm and 60 μm. The median P for all of the 60 μm and 100 μm measurements is 3.6% and 2.6% respectively. We also present flux maps obtained simultaneously with the polarimetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-370
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2000

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