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A&A Supplement Series, Vol. 126, December I 1997, 335-355

Received January 2; accepted March 13, 1997

Polarization of low-luminosity radio galaxies: The 6 cm data

R. Morgantitex2html_wrap1580, P. Parmatex2html_wrap1582, A. Capettitex2html_wrap1584, R. Fanti tex2html_wrap1586, H.R. de Ruitertex2html_wrap1588, and I. Prandonitex2html_wrap1586

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tex2html_wrap591  Istituto di Radioastronomia, CNR, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
tex2html_wrap591  Australia Telescope National Faci lity, CSIRO, PO Box 76, Epping, NSW2121, Australia
tex2html_wrap593  Scuola Internazionale Superiore d i Studi Avanzati, Via Beirut 2-4, I-34014 Trieste, Italy
tex2html_wrap595  Dipartimento di Fisica, Universi tà di Bologna, Via Irnerio 46, I-40126, Bologna, Italy
tex2html_wrap597  Osservatorio Astronomico di Bolo gna, via Zamboni 33, I-40126, Bologna, Italy


Polarization data are presented for 62 B2 radio galaxies. The sources were observed at 6 cm in different configurations of the VLA. The results are given as integrated and mean component parameters. We also present maps of total intensity with superimposed vectors representing the fractional polarization and position angle. We compare these new data with older data at 20 cm and discuss briefly depolarization, rotation of polarization angle and geometry of the magnetic field.

keywords: radio continuum: galaxies -- galaxies: general -- polarization

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