Accession Number : AD0469049

Title :   COMPARISON OF THE DEGREE OF POLARIZATION WITH OTHER RADIO SOURCE PARAMETERS,

Corporate Author : OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Maltby, P.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Observations made th the California Institute of Technology have been used to study the degree of polarization at 10 cm in 96 discrete radio sources. No strong connection is found between the degree of polarization at 10 cm and other source parameters. The ratio P(21)/P(10) between the degrees of polarization at 21 cm and 10 cm has been used as a measure for the depolarization rate. The distribution ordinates indicates that most of the depolarization occurs outside our galaxy. No strong correlation is evident in a comparison of P(21)/P(10) with other source parameters. Possible explanations of the change in degree of polarization with wavelength are briefly discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, POLARIZATION), RADIO ASTRONOMY, GALAXIES, MEASUREMENT, ASTROPHYSICS, ELECTRON DENSITY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, STARS.

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