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The Magnetic Field in IC 342

  • R. Gräve
  • R. Beck
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Abstract

Late-type galaxies feature spiral structures with large pitch angles where phenomena in spiral arms can easily be studied. IC 342 is an outstanding late-type galaxy because of its large angular size (50’ in radio continuum, 90’ in neutral hydrogen gas) and its favourable inclination of only 25° to the line of sight [1]. This allows a detailed study of the magnetic field in the spiral arms of IC 342 even with the medium resolution achievable with the 100-m radio telescope at centimetre wavelengths. The largescale structure of the magnetic field in IC 342 was earlier suggested to be ring-like [2] similar to M31.

Keywords

Pitch Angle Azimuthal Angle Faraday Rotation Rotation Measure Radio Continuum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Gräve
    • 1
  • R. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für RadioastronomieBonn 1Fed. Rep. of Germany

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