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2001MNRAS.327..233F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 327, 233-243 (2001/October-2)

Infrared polarimetry of the southern massive star-forming region G333.6-0.2.

FUJIYOSHI T., SMITH C.H., WRIGHT C.M., MOORE T.J.T., AITKEN D.K. and ROCHE P.F.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present 13um spectropolarimetry, and 12- and 2-µm imaging polarimetry of the southern massive star-forming region G333.6-0.2. Spectro-polarimetry measurements show that the polarization observed towards the nebula contains a mixture of both absorptive and emissive polarizations. Model fitting to the spectra indicates that the temperature of the mid-infrared emitting dust grains is generally ∼200K and the optical depth of the absorbing dust at 9.7µm is ∼1.5. Fits are also made to the polarimetry spectra, which show a reasonably constant peak absorptive polarization (∼3.4 per cent at 43°) across the face of the Hii region. This absorptive polarization position angle is consistent with that found by the 2-µm imaging polarimetry 38±6° and is most likely due to the Galactic magnetic field local to G333.6-0.2. When the absorptive polarization is subtracted from the 12-µm polarization image, the emissive polarization pattern that is intrinsic to the star-forming region is revealed. A probable magnetic field configuration implied by the intrinsic polarization suggests star formation initially influenced by the Galactic magnetic field which is eventually perturbed by the star formation process.

Abstract Copyright: The Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): magnetic fields - polarization - Hii regions - ISM: individual: G333.6-0.2 - ISM: lines and bands - infrared: ISM

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