Accession Number : AD0457725

Title :   The Connection Between Linear Polarization and Galactic Latitude of Discrete Radio Sources.

Corporate Author : OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Maltby, P.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The degree of linear polarization at a wavelength of about 21 cm is considered for 166 presumably extragalactic radio sources. A connection between degree of linear polarization and galactic latitude is found; low-latitude sources tend to show a lwer degree of polarization than high-latitude sources. It is found that the correlation between degree of polarizatin and galactic latitude is weaker at a wavelength equal to 10 cm than at 21 cm. This result is derived from a sample of 46 sources observed at both wavelengths. Possible interpretations of the correlation found at 21 cm are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, POLARIZATION), GALAXIES, RADIO ASTRONOMY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE