Abstract

Polarization of light in the galaxy as determined from the observations of 551 distant stars is discussed from the viewpoints of: (1) its nature and probable origin, (2) its space distribution, and (3) its relationship to such parameters as space reddening, the intensity of interstellar spectral lines, and the distance of the stars. Observations of polarized light from different portions of the Orion nebula are presented and its probable. origin is briefly discussed.

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Adams, W. S.

W. S. Adams, Astrophys. J. 97, 105 (1943) and 109, 354 (1949).

Barbier, Daniel

Daniel Barbier, Ann. d'Astrophys. 7, 80 (1944).

Davis, Jr., Leverett

Jesse L. Greenstein and Leverett Davis, Jr., Phys. Rev. 75, 1605 (1949); Astron. J. 55, 71 (1950).

Greenstein, Jesse L.

Jesse L. Greenstein and Leverett Davis, Jr., Phys. Rev. 75, 1605 (1949); Astron. J. 55, 71 (1950).

Jesse L. Greenstein, Astrophys. J. 104, 414 (1946).

Hall, John S.

John S. Hall and A. H. Mikesell, Publication of U. S. Naval Observatory 17, Part 1, 1–62 (1950).

John S. Hall, Astron. J. 54, 39 (1948).

John S. Hall and A. H. Mikesell, Astron. J. 54, 187 (1949).

John S. Hall, Science 109, 166 (1949).

Hiltner, W. A.

W. A. Hiltner, Astrophys. J. 109, 471 (1949).

W. A. Hiltner, Phys. Rev. 78, 170 (1950).

W. A. Hiltner, Science 109, 165 (1949).

Lyot, B.

B. Lyot, Ann. de De L'Observatoire de Paris-Sec. de Meudon 8, Part 1, 102 (1929).

Meyer, W. F.

W. F. Meyer, Lick Observ. Bull. No. 328, 68 (1920).

Mikesell, A. H.

John S. Hall and A. H. Mikesell, Astron. J. 54, 187 (1949).

John S. Hall and A. H. Mikesell, Publication of U. S. Naval Observatory 17, Part 1, 1–62 (1950).

Slipher, V. M.

V. M. Slipher, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 31, 212 (1919).

Spitzer, Jr., Lyman

Lyman Spitzer, Jr., Astrophys. J. 93, 369 (1941); 94, 232 (1941); 95, 329 (1942).

Lyman Spitzer, Jr., and John W. Tukey, Science 109, 461 (1949).

Tukey, John W.

Lyman Spitzer, Jr., and John W. Tukey, Science 109, 461 (1949).

van de Hulst, H. C.

H. C. van de Hulst, Astrophys. J. 112, 1 (1950). 964 Vol. 41

Weston, Edwin B.

Walter T. Whitney and Edwin B. Weston, Astrophys. J. 107, 371 (1948).

Whitney, Walter T.

Walter T. Whitney and Edwin B. Weston, Astrophys. J. 107, 371 (1948).

Other (19)

John S. Hall and A. H. Mikesell, Publication of U. S. Naval Observatory 17, Part 1, 1–62 (1950).

B. Lyot, Ann. de De L'Observatoire de Paris-Sec. de Meudon 8, Part 1, 102 (1929).

Stebbins, Huffer, and Whitford, Astrophys. J. 91, 20 (1940); Mt. Wilson Contributions No. 621.

John S. Hall, Astron. J. 54, 39 (1948).

John S. Hall and A. H. Mikesell, Astron. J. 54, 187 (1949).

John S. Hall, Science 109, 166 (1949).

W. A. Hiltner, Astrophys. J. 109, 471 (1949).

W. A. Hiltner, Phys. Rev. 78, 170 (1950).

W. A. Hiltner, Science 109, 165 (1949).

Lyman Spitzer, Jr., and John W. Tukey, Science 109, 461 (1949).

Jesse L. Greenstein and Leverett Davis, Jr., Phys. Rev. 75, 1605 (1949); Astron. J. 55, 71 (1950).

H. C. van de Hulst, Astrophys. J. 112, 1 (1950). 964 Vol. 41

W. S. Adams, Astrophys. J. 97, 105 (1943) and 109, 354 (1949).

Lyman Spitzer, Jr., Astrophys. J. 93, 369 (1941); 94, 232 (1941); 95, 329 (1942).

Walter T. Whitney and Edwin B. Weston, Astrophys. J. 107, 371 (1948).

V. M. Slipher, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 31, 212 (1919).

Daniel Barbier, Ann. d'Astrophys. 7, 80 (1944).

Jesse L. Greenstein, Astrophys. J. 104, 414 (1946).

W. F. Meyer, Lick Observ. Bull. No. 328, 68 (1920).

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