Accession Number:

AD0685668

Title:

A MEASUREMENT OF THE GALACTIC MAGNETIC FIELD USING THE PULSAR PSR 0833-45,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The radiation from PSR 0833-45 is strongly linearly polarized. Measurements at 21, 18 and 13 cm show a rotation measure of 33 or - 5 radiansq m. Combined with the published value of the dispersion measure this yields a mean value of 0.73 or - 0.13 microgauss for the longitudinal component of the galactic magnetic field along the inner face of the Orion arm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE