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Links between the optical and radio polarization of AGNs


Rastorgueva, EA and Gabuzda, DC and Smith, PA, Links between the optical and radio polarization of AGNs, Baltic Astronomy, 14 pp. 403-405. ISSN 1392-0049 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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An earlier comparison of simultaneous optical and 6 cm VLEI observations of polarization showed a correlation of their position angles which were either aligned or perpendicular. Gabuzda et al. (2005) proposed that the radio cores with their polarization aligned with optical polarization were predominantly optically thin, while the radio cores whose polarization was perpendicular to optical polarization were optically thick. We present the first results from new coordinated optical and high-frequency VLBA polarization observations of 15 AG::-.Js designed to test this hypothesis.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:galaxies active, nuclei, jets, BL lacertae objects, polarization
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Rastorgueva, EA (Dr Elizaveta Rastorgueva-Foi)
ID Code:93551
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-08-07
Last Modified:2014-08-14

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