The Polarization of Radio Sources at 31 CM

TitleThe Polarization of Radio Sources at 31 CM
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1974
AuthorsHaves, Philip, Robin G. Conway, and David Stannard
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume169
Start Page117
Pagination117-131
Date Published10/1974
KeywordsAstronomical Catalogs, extragalactic radio sources, faraday effect, interferometry, microwave emission, polarized electromagnetic radiation, Quasars, radiant flux density, radio astronomy, statistical analysis, tables (data), very high frequencies
Abstract

Measurements of the linear polarization of extragalactic radio sources have been made over a range of wavelengths in order to study both the properties of the sources themselves and the Faraday rotation along the line of sight to the observer. As part of a continuing program of such measurements the flux densities and integrated polarizations of 226 sources (including 134 quasars) were observed at 966 MHz (lambda 31 cm), to complement previous measurements at lambda 49 and lambda 74 cm (Conway et al. 1972). These results have been combined with others at shorter wavelengths in a discussion of the polarization properties of quasars (Conway et al. 1974). All the sources have angular sizes of 1 arcmin or less