V838 MONOCEROTIS: A GEOMETRIC DISTANCE FROMHUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPEPOLARIMETRIC IMAGING OF ITS LIGHT ECHO

@article{Sparks2008V838MA,
  title={V838 MONOCEROTIS: A GEOMETRIC DISTANCE FROMHUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPEPOLARIMETRIC IMAGING OF ITS LIGHT ECHO},
  author={William B. Sparks and Howard E. Bond and Misty Cracraft and Zoltan G. Levay and Lisa A. Crause and Michael A. Dopita and Arne Anthon Henden and U. Munari and Nino Panagia and Sumner Starrfield and Ben E. K. Sugerman and Robert M. Wagner and Richard L. White and Space Telescope Sceince Institute and South African astronomical Observatory and Rsaa and Australian National University and Aavso and Inaf - Padova and Inaf - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania and Supernova Ltd. and Arizona State University and Goucher College and Large Binocular Telescope Observatory},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={135},
  pages={605-617}
}
Following the outburst of the unusual variable star V838 Monocerotis in 2002, a spectacular light echo appeared. A light echo provides the possibility of direct geometric distance determination, because it should contain a ring of highly linearly polarized light at a linear radius of ct, where t is the time since the outburst. We present imaging polarimetry of the V838 Mon light echo, obtained in 2002 and 2005 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope, which… 
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