2011A&A...531A.127S


Query : 2011A&A...531A.127S

2011A&A...531A.127S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 531A, 127-127 (2011/7-1)

The large scale magnetic field structure of the spiral galaxy NGC 5775.

SOIDA M., KRAUSE M., DETTMAR R.-J. and URBANIK M.

Abstract (from CDS):

The origin of large-scale magnetic fields in spiral galaxies is still a theoretical riddle and better observational constraints are required to make further progress. In order to better determine the large-scale 3D-structure of magnetic fields in spiral galaxies we present a Faraday rotation analysis of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC5775. Deep radio-continuum observations in total power and linear polarization were performed at 8.46GHz with the VLA and the 100-m Effelsberg telescope. They were analyzed together with archival 4.86 and 1.49GHz VLA-data. We thus can derive rotation measures from a comparison of three frequencies and determine the intrinsic magnetic field structure. A very extended halo is detected in NGC5775, with magnetic field lines forming an X-shaped structure. Close to the galactic disk the magnetic field is plane-parallel. The scaleheights of the radio emission esimated for NGC5775 are comaprable with other galaxies. The rotation measure distribution varies smoothly on both sides along the major axis from positive to negative values. From the derived distribution of rotation measures and the plane-parallel intrinsic magnetic field orientation along the galactic midplane we conclude that NGC5775 has an even axisymmetric large-scale magnetic field configuration in the disk as generated by an αΩ-dynamo which is accompanied by a quadrupolar poloidal field. The magnetic field lines of the plane-parallel component are pointing outwards. The observed X-shaped halo magnetic field, however, cannot be explained by the action of the disk's mean-field dynamo alone. It is probably due to the influence of the galactic wind together with the dynamo action.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: magnetic fields - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: individual: NGC5775 - radio continuum: galaxies - polarization

Simbad objects: 12

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Number of rows : 12
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 M 31 G 00 42 44.330 +41 16 07.50 4.86 4.36 3.44     ~ 11374 1
2 NGC 253 SyG 00 47 33.134 -25 17 19.68   8.03   6.94 8.1 ~ 3039 2
3 NGC 891 H2G 02 22 32.907 +42 20 53.95 11.08 10.81 9.93 7.86   ~ 1563 2
4 IC 342 SBG 03 46 48.514 +68 05 45.98   10.5       ~ 1421 1
5 M 99 H2G 12 18 49.625 +14 24 59.36 10.45 10.44 9.87     ~ 802 2
6 NGC 4565 LIN 12 36 20.804 +25 59 14.61   13.61 12.43     ~ 896 0
7 NGC 4666 GiP 12 45 08.676 -00 27 42.88   11.7   11.5 10.7 ~ 347 1
8 3C 286 Sy1 13 31 08.2885060664 +30 30 32.960825107   17.51 17.25     ~ 3889 2
9 QSO B1445+101 QSO 14 45 16.46524525 +09 58 36.0728255   18.58 17.78     ~ 367 1
10 NGC 5774 GiP 14 53 42.46224 +03 34 56.9532   13.9 12.94     ~ 141 1
11 NGC 5775 GiP 14 53 57.653 +03 32 40.10   13.0 11.34     ~ 406 2
12 NGC 6949 AGN 20 35 06.9184292069 +64 48 10.059808826   15.0       ~ 56 0

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