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Paper: First SCUBA Polarimetry of Two Candidate High-Mass Protostellar Objects
Volume: 343, Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions
Page: 185
Authors: Curran, R.; Chrysostomou, A.; Collett, J.; Aitken, D.; Jenness, T.
Abstract: We present the first polarimetry towards two candidate highmass protostellar objects — W48W and S152SE. The polarimetry across both candidate HMPOs is ordered with a high degree of polarization (6-8%) compared to that of the nearby HII regions. Plane-of-the-sky magnetic field strengths of 0.7mG for W48W and 0.2mG for S152SE have been calculated using the Chandrasekhar-Fermi (CF) method, and mass-to-magnetic flux ratios indicate that both of these clouds are close to the critical value.
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