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Paper: Near-IR Scattered Light in V838 Monocerotis
Volume: 363, The Nature of V838 Mon and its Light Echo
Page: 181
Authors: Fukushi, H.; Matsunaga, N.; Tanabe, T.; Nakada, Y.; Deguchi, S.; Ishihara, A.; Kusakabe, N.; Tamura, M.
Abstract: A J-band polarimetric image was taken for V838 Monocerotis with the imaging polarimeter SIRPOL on the IRSF 1.4-m telescope at the South African Astronomical Observatory. A diffuse nebulosity is seen in the northeast and the south-west directions of the central star in the PI image. The polarization vectors reveal a circular feature indicating that the nebulous light is the scattered light from the central star. The polarization degree reaches up to 40-percent in the outer part of the nebula.
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