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Name SDP_mharwit_1
Title Demonstration of HIFI Linear Polarization Analysis of Spectral Features


DOI 10.5270/esa-dka1ac4
Author harwit, m.
Description We propose to observe the polarization of the 621 GHz water vapor maser in VY Canis Majoris to demonstrate the capability of HIFI to make polarization observations of Far-Infrared-Submillimeter spectral lines. The proposed Demonstration Phase would: - Show that HIFI is capable of interesting linear polarization measurements of spectral lines; - Test out the highest spectral resolving power to sort out closely spaced Doppler components; - Determine whether the relative intensities predicted by Neufeld and Melnick are correct; - Record the degree and direction of linear polarization for the closely-Doppler shifted peaks.
Publication Polarisation observations of VY Canis Majoris H2O 532-441 620.701 GHz maser emission with HIFI . Harwit M. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 521, id.L51, 5 pp. . 521 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201015042 . 2010A&A...521L..51H ,
Instrument HIFI_HifiPoint_dbs
Temporal Coverage 2010-03-21T05:57:21Z/2010-04-11T19:50:35Z
Version SPG v14.1.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 ┬Ám range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2010-05-21T16:52:53Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-05-21T16:52:53Z, SDP_mharwit_1, SPG v14.1.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dka1ac4