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