Detection of Polarized Millimeter and Submillimeter Emission from Sagittarius A*

@article{Aitken2000DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of Polarized Millimeter and Submillimeter Emission from Sagittarius A*},
  author={Aitken and Greaves and Chrysostomou and Jenness and Holland and Hough and Pierce-Price and Richer},
  journal={The Astrophysical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={534 2},
  pages={L173-L176}
}
We report the detection of linear polarization from Sgr A* at 750, 850, 1350, and 2000 µm which confirms the contribution of synchrotron radiation. From the lack of polarization at longer wavelengths, it appears to arise in the millimeter/submillimeter excess. There are large position angle changes between the millimeter and submillimeter results, and these are discussed in terms of a polarized dust contribution in the submillimeter and various synchrotron models. In the model that best… CONTINUE READING

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