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Astronomical polarimetry 2008; science from small to large telescopes; proceedings.


Astronomical polarimetry 2008; science from small to large telescopes; proceedings.

Workshop on Astronomical Polarimetry; (2008: Quebec, Canada) Ed. by Pierre Bastien et al.

Astronomical Soc./Pacific


466 pages



Astronomical society of the Pacific conference series; v.449


The conference addressed ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and millimeter/submillimeter polarimetry, but not radio or solar. About 80 papers cover instrumentation; interstellar matter and molecular clouds; the galactic plane and star formation; stellar magnetic fields; stars and circumstellar matter; solar systems and exoplanets; and supernovae, extragalactic, and cosmic microwave background polarimetry. Among specific topics are a far infrared modulating spectropolarimeter, magnetic field morphology studied by multi-scale polarimetry in and around the filamentary dark cloud GF-9, light echo polarization for geometric distance measurement, testing the density of distribution of young circumstellar disks, and simulating polarized light from exoplanets.

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