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2000ApJ...542..352V - Astrophys. J., 542, 352-358 (2000/October-2)

Highly polarized thermal dust emission in the Bok globule CB 068.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have observed five Bok globules (CB 003, CB 034E, CB 054, CB 068, and CB 230) in the continuum near a wavelength of 850 µm with a new imaging polarimeter at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and made a CO J=3-2 line observation of one globule (CB 068). The globule CB 068 has a linear polarization near 10%, about 4 times as high as in previous observations of star-forming cores near the same wavelength. CB 068 may be a young class 0 object, being detected with IRAS at long wavelengths only and having a weak CO outflow. The strong linear polarization in CB 068 suggests that some cold Bok globules have highly ordered magnetic fields and environments which provide good conditions for grain alignment. A scenario to remove turbulence from the centers of Bok globules is proposed, based on a strong magnetic field alignment.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Dust, Extinction - Infrared: ISM: Continuum - ISM: Globules - ISM: Magnetic Fields - Polarization - Stars: Formation

Status at CDS:  

CDS comments: p. 353 : Object no 85 in Fukui 1989 is LDN 146

Simbad objects: 5

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