The Present State of Symbiotic Polarimetry

  • Hugo E. Schwarz
  • Colin Aspin
  • A. M. Magalhaes
  • R. E. Schulte-Ladbeck
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)


We present preliminary statistical results of an ongoing Polarimetric survey of symbiotics. So far, 38% of the known symbiotics have had their polarization measured at least once. About 40% of S and D types show some intrinsic polarization while only one of the five measured D’ types is polarized. R Aqr is still the only symbiotic with strong, variable polarization.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo E. Schwarz
    • 1
  • Colin Aspin
    • 2
  • A. M. Magalhaes
    • 3
  • R. E. Schulte-Ladbeck
    • 4
  1. 1.ESOSantiago 19Chile
  2. 2.UKIRTHiloUSA
  3. 3.Instituto Astronomico e Geofisico, Dept. of AstronomyUniversity of Sao PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Washburn Obs.MadisonUSA

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