AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 73. Young Stars
Display, Friday, January 8, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall 1

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[73.09] Near-infrared Polarimetry of Young Stellar Objects

C Colom\'e (Instituto de Astronom\'{\i}a, U.N.A.M.)

Narrow band polarimetric images have been obtained of several young stellar objects (YSOs). The polarization of the H2 emission of several YSOs has been measured, together with the polarization of the adjacent continuum. The substraction of the polarized continuum from the polarized H2 emission allows us to determine the geometrical location of the shock-excited molecular gas. The morphologies of these star formation regions are revealed through polarimetry: emission lines - continuum at near-infrared wavelengths.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: cc@astro.as.utexas.edu

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