Polarization of Radiation from Distant Stars by the Interstellar Medium

@article{HILTNER1949PolarizationOR,
  title={Polarization of Radiation from Distant Stars by the Interstellar Medium},
  author={W. A. HILTNER},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1949},
  volume={163},
  pages={283}
}
PHOTOMETRIC observations for the detection of partially polarized radiation from eclipsing binary stars have been in progress at Yerkes Observatory, of the University of Chicago, for several years with the view of establishing observationally the effect pointed out by Chandrasekhar that the continuous radiation of early-type stars should be polarized1,2. On the assumption that the opacity of early-type stars is due to scattering by electrons, the continuous radiation emerging from a star should… CONTINUE READING