Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 126, Number 2, December I 1997
|Page(s)||335 - 355|
|Published online||15 December 1997|
Polarization of low-luminosity radio galaxies: The 6 cm data
Istituto di Radioastronomia, CNR, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
2 Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, PO Box 76, Epping, NSW2121, Australia
3 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Via Beirut 2-4, I-34014 Trieste, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bologna, Via Irnerio 46, I-40126, Bologna, Italy
5 Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Zamboni 33, I-40126, Bologna, Italy
Send offprint request to: R. Morganti
Accepted: 13 March 1997
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.
Key words: radio continuum: galaxies / galaxies: general / polarization
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1997