- Magnetic observations of pulsating B and Be stars with ESPaDOnS and Narval
- Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
Discoveries of magnetic fields in pulsating B and Be stars have been claimed from low-resolution spectropolarimetric observations with FORS1 at VLT. We used the new generation of high-resolution spectropolarimeters, ESPaDOnS at CFHT and NARVAL at TBL, to check for the existence of these fields. We find that most of the claimed magnetic stars do not host a magnetic field. This work shows the importance of a critical analysis of FORS1 data when searching for weak magnetic fields in early-type stars and the advantage of using ESPaDOnS and NARVAL to study such type of stars.
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- DOI: 10.1017/S1743921309030816
Proceedings title: IAU Symposium 259: Cosmic magnetic fields: from planets, to stars and galaxies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of publication: Cambridge
Editors: K.G. Strassmeier, A.G. Kosovichev, J.E. Beckman
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