B fields in OB stars (BOB): Low-resolution FORS2 spectropolarimetry of the first sample of 50 massive stars

  title={B fields in OB stars (BOB): Low-resolution FORS2 spectropolarimetry of the first sample of 50 massive stars},
  author={Luca Fossati and Norberto Castro and Markus Schoeller and Swetlana Hubrig and Norbert Langer and Thierry Morel and Maryline Briquet and Artemio Herrero and Norbert Przybilla and Hugues Sana and Fabian R N Schneider and Alex de Koter and the Bob collaboration},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Within the context of the collaboration “B fields in OB stars” (BOB), we used the FORS2 low-resolution spectropolarimeter to search for a magnetic field in 50 massive stars, including two reference magnetic massive stars. Because of the many controversies of magnetic field detections obtained with the FORS instruments, we derived the magnetic field values with two completely independent reduction and analysis pipelines. We compare and discuss the results obtained from the two pipelines. We… Expand
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