Circular Polarization of Circumstellar H2O Masers: Magnetic Fields of AGB stars


We present circular polarization measurements of circumstellar H2O masers around 2 Mira variables and 4 supergaint stars. Both an LTE and non-LTE method are used to analyze the circular polarization and total intensity spectra and to obtain the magnetic field strength. The non-LTE method is found to be able to reproduce the observations best. Using this, we… (More)


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