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Session 61 - New Views of the Magellanic Clouds.
Display session, Wednesday, June 12
Great Hall,

[61.11] Magnetic Field Structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud

A. M. Magalhães, V. E. Margoniner, A. Pereyra (IAG--U. São Paulo), C. V. Rodrigues (INPE--DAS), G. V. Coyne (Vatican Obs.)

We describe an on-going observational program to determine the magnetic field structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The project employs CCD images which allow the determination of the linear polarization of a large number of stars in each field. The data are being collected at the CTIO 1.5m telescope using a visitor polarimetry unit on the direct CCD camera.

The data are been gathered mainly in the Northeast and Wing sections of the SMC. These regions have been presumably affected by past interactions with the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Support by FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES and USP is gratefully acknowledged.

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