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First results from BISTRO: a SCUBA-2 polarimeter survey of the Gould Belt

Ward-Thompson, Derek, Pattle, Kate, Bastien, Pierre, Furuya, Ray S., Kwon, Woojin, Lai, Shih-Ping, Qiu, Keping, Berry, David, Choi, Minho, Coudé, Simon, Francesco, James Di, Hoang, Thiem, Franzmann, Erica, Friberg, Per, Graves, Sarah F., Greaves, Jane ORCID:, Houde, Martin, Johnstone, Doug, Kirk, Jason M., Koch, Patrick M., Kwon, Jungmi, Lee, Chang Won, Li, Di, Matthews, Brenda C., Mottram, Joseph C., Parsons, Harriet, Pon, Andy, Rao, Ramprasad, Rawlings, Mark, Shinnaga, Hiroko, Sadavoy, Sarah, Loo, Sven van, Aso, Yusuke, Byun, Do-Young, Eswaraiah, Chakali, Chen, Huei-Ru, Chen, Mike C.-Y., Chen, Wen Ping, Ching, Tao-Chung, Cho, Jungyeon, Chrysostomou, Antonio, Chung, Eun Jung, Doi, Yasuo, Drabek-Maunder, Emily ORCID:, Eyres, Stewart P. S., Fiege, Jason, Friesen, Rachel K., Fuller, Gary, Gledhill, Tim, Griffin, Matthew Joseph ORCID:, Gu, Qilao, Hasegawa, Tetsuo, Hatchell, Jennifer, Hayashi, Saeko S., Holland, Wayne, Inoue, Tsuyoshi, Inutsuka, Shu-ichiro, Iwasaki, Kazunari, Jeong, Il-Gyo, Kang, Ji-hyun, Kang, Miju, Kang, Sung-ju, Kawabata, Koji S., Kemper, Francisca, Kim, Gwanjeong, Kim, Jongsoo, Kim, Kee-Tae, Kim, Kyoung Hee, Kim, Mi-Ryang, Kim, Shinyoung, Lacaille, Kevin M., Lee, Jeong-Eun, Lee, Sang-Sung, Li, Dalei, Li, Hua-bai, Liu, Hong-Li, Liu, Junhao, Liu, Sheng-Yuan, Liu, Tie, Lyo, A-Ran, Mairs, Steve, Matsumura, Masafumi, Moriarty-Schieven, Gerald H., Nakamura, Fumitaka, Nakanishi, Hiroyuki, Ohashi, Nagayoshi, Onaka, Takashi, Peretto, Nicolas ORCID:, Pyo, Tae-Soo, Qian, Lei, Retter, Brendan, Richer, John, Rigby, Andrew, Robitaille, Jean-François, Savini, Giorgio, Scaife, Anna M. M., Soam, Archana, Tamura, Motohide, Tang, Ya-Wen, Tomisaka, Kohji, Wang, Hongchi, Wang, Jia-Wei, Whitworth, Anthony Peter ORCID:, Yen, Hsi-Wei, Yoo, Hyunju, Yuan, Jinghua, Zhang, Chuan-Peng, Zhang, Guoyin, Zhou, Jianjun, Zhu, Lei, André, Philippe, Dowell, C. Darren, Falle, Sam and Tsukamoto, Yusuke 2017. First results from BISTRO: a SCUBA-2 polarimeter survey of the Gould Belt. Astrophysical Journal 842 (1) , pp. 66-75. 10.3847/1538-4357/aa70a0

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We present the first results from the B-fields In STar-forming Region Observations (BISTRO) survey, using the Sub-millimetre Common-User Bolometer Array 2 camera, with its associated polarimeter (POL-2), on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii. We discuss the survey's aims and objectives. We describe the rationale behind the survey, and the questions that the survey will aim to answer. The most important of these is the role of magnetic fields in the star formation process on the scale of individual filaments and cores in dense regions. We describe the data acquisition and reduction processes for POL-2, demonstrating both repeatability and consistency with previous data. We present a first-look analysis of the first results from the BISTRO survey in the OMC 1 region. We see that the magnetic field lies approximately perpendicular to the famous "integral filament" in the densest regions of that filament. Furthermore, we see an "hourglass" magnetic field morphology extending beyond the densest region of the integral filament into the less-dense surrounding material, and discuss possible causes for this. We also discuss the more complex morphology seen along the Orion Bar region. We examine the morphology of the field along the lower-density northeastern filament. We find consistency with previous theoretical models that predict magnetic fields lying parallel to low-density, non-self-gravitating filaments, and perpendicular to higher-density, self-gravitating filaments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISM: individual objects (Orion A, OMC1) – polarization – stars: formation – stars: magnetic field – submillimeter: ISM
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
ISSN: 1538-4357
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 27 April 2017
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 02:47

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