Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 130, 133-140
A. Reiz1 - G.A.P. Franco2
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1 - Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
2 - Departamento de Física, ICEx, UFMG, Caixa Postal 702, 30.161-970, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Received August 27; accepted November 26, 1997
We present simultaneous UBV linear polarization measurements for 361 A- and F-type stars with accurate colour excess and distance determination. These stars are distributed in 35 Kapteyn's Selected Areas, covering the third and fourth quadrants of the galactic plane (). The obtained polarization and the known colour excess are compared. An analysis of the polarization distribution as a function of the stellar distance is also performed.
Key words: polarization -- interstellar medium: dust, extinction -- stars: general -- catalogs