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Dust in a Hostile Environment: Interstellar Dust in the Line of Sight to HD62542

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  • A.M. Magalhaes
  • C.V. Rodrigues
  • M. Meade
  • A.D. Code
  • K.H. Nordsieck
  • C.M. Anderson
  • J. Bailey
  • J. Hough
  • P.J. Wheatley
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Polarimetry of the interstellar medium, ASP Conference Series 97
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
ISBN (Print)1-886733-18-X
Publication statusPublished - 1996


HD 62542 is situated in a line of sight toward a ridge of dark matter in the Gum Nebula. That region is under the influence of UV radiation and stellar winds from hot stars. We use for the first time interstellar polarization and extinction data from the ultraviolet to the infrared in order to study and quantify the influence of such an environment on the size of the dust particles.


Original paper can be found at: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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