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Paper: Revealing the Magnetic Field Configuration in M17–SO1
Volume: 449, Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes
Page: 334
Authors: Fujiyoshi, T.; Yamashita, T.; Sako, S.; Hough, J. H.; Lucas, P. W.
Abstract: We present near-infrared imaging polarimetry of the silhouette young stellar object M17–SO1. When the continuum and the scattering components are separated, the 2.17-μm Brγ image reveals the absorptive polarization vectors (i.e., magnetic field lines) exiting the mid-plane of the circumstellar envelope at relatively wide angles. Such a configuration may imply a slightly pulled-in, co-rotating frozen-in poloidal magnetic field.
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