SOFIA Community Science I: HAWC+ Polarimetry of 30 Doradus. (arXiv:1811.03100v1 [astro-ph.IM])

SOFIA Community Science I: HAWC+ Polarimetry of 30 Doradus. (arXiv:1811.03100v1 [astro-ph.IM])
<a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Gordon_M/0/1/0/all/0/1">M. S. Gordon</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Lopez_Rodriguez_E/0/1/0/all/0/1">E. Lopez-Rodriguez</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Andersson_B/0/1/0/all/0/1">B.-G. Andersson</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Clarke_M/0/1/0/all/0/1">M. Clarke</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Coude_S/0/1/0/all/0/1">S. Coude</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Moullet_A/0/1/0/all/0/1">A. Moullet</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Richards_S/0/1/0/all/0/1">S. N. Richards</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Shuping_R/0/1/0/all/0/1">R. Y. Shuping</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Vacca_W/0/1/0/all/0/1">W. Vacca</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Yorke_H/0/1/0/all/0/1">H. Yorke</a>

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a Boeing
747SP aircraft modified to accommodate a 2.7 meter gyro-stabilized telescope,
which is mainly focused to studying the Universe at infrared wavelengths. As
part of the Strategic Director’s Discretionary Time (S-DDT) program, SOFIA
performs observations of relevant science cases and immediately offers
science-ready data products to the astronomical community. We present the first
data release of the S-DDT program on far-infrared imaging polarimetric
observations of 30 Doradus using the High-resolution Airborne Wideband
Camera-Plus (HAWC+) at 53, 89, 154, and 214 micron. We present the status and
quality of the observations, an overview of the SOFIA data products, and
examples of working with HAWC+ polarimetric data that will enhance the
scientific analysis of this, and future, data sets. These observations
illustrate the potential influence of magnetic fields and turbulence in a
star-forming region within the Tarantula Nebula.

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a Boeing
747SP aircraft modified to accommodate a 2.7 meter gyro-stabilized telescope,
which is mainly focused to studying the Universe at infrared wavelengths. As
part of the Strategic Director’s Discretionary Time (S-DDT) program, SOFIA
performs observations of relevant science cases and immediately offers
science-ready data products to the astronomical community. We present the first
data release of the S-DDT program on far-infrared imaging polarimetric
observations of 30 Doradus using the High-resolution Airborne Wideband
Camera-Plus (HAWC+) at 53, 89, 154, and 214 micron. We present the status and
quality of the observations, an overview of the SOFIA data products, and
examples of working with HAWC+ polarimetric data that will enhance the
scientific analysis of this, and future, data sets. These observations
illustrate the potential influence of magnetic fields and turbulence in a
star-forming region within the Tarantula Nebula.

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