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.
|Title of host publication||In: Polarimetry of the interstellar medium, ASP Conference Series 97|
|Publisher||Astronomical Society of the Pacific|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|