2019A&A...623A..71V


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2019A&A...623A..71V - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 623A, 71-71 (2019/3-1)

Diffuse polarized emission in the LOFAR Two-meter Sky Survey.

VAN ECK C.L., HAVERKORN M., ALVES M.I.R., BECK R., BEST P., CARRETTI E., CHYZY K.T., ENSSLIN T., FARNES J.S., FERRIERE K., HEALD G., IACOBELLI M., JELIC V., REICH W., ROTTGERING H.J.A. and SCHNITZELER D.H.F.M.

Abstract (from CDS):

Faraday tomography allows us to map diffuse polarized synchrotron emission from our Galaxy and use it to interpret the magnetic field in the interstellar medium (ISM). We have applied Faraday tomography to 60 observations from the LOFAR Two-meter Sky Survey (LOTSS) and produced a Faraday depth cube mosaic covering 568 square degrees at high Galactic latitudes, at 4.3' angular resolution and 1rad/m2 Faraday depth resolution, with a typical noise level of 50-100µJy per point spread function (PSF) per rotation measure spread function (RMSF; 40-80mK/RMSF). While parts of the images are strongly affected by instrumental polarization, we observed diffuse polarized emission throughout most of the field, with typical brightness between 1 and 6K/RMSF, and Faraday depths between -7 and +25rad/m2. We observed many new polarization features, some up to 15° in length. These include two regions with very uniformly structured, linear gradients in the Faraday depth; we measured the steepness of these gradients as 2.6 and 13rad/m2/deg. We also observed a relationship between one of the gradients and an HI filament in the localISM. OtherISM tracers were also checked for correlations with our polarization data and none were found, but very little signal was seen in most tracers in this region. We conclude that the LOTSS data are very well suited for Faraday tomography, and that a full-scale survey with all the LOTSS data has the potential to reveal many new Galactic polarization features and map out diffuse Faraday depth structure across the entire northern hemisphere.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2019

Journal keyword(s): ISM: magnetic fields - polarization

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/623/A71): list.dat fits/*>

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
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1 2C 1066 SyG 12 56 57.9 +47 20 20   22.0       ~ 273 0
2 3C 295 Sy2 14 11 20.467 +52 12 09.52   22.34 20.80 18.54   ~ 948 5
3 NAME Local Bubble ISM ~ ~           ~ 803 0

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