A&A 401, 1023-1026 (2003)
G0.087-0.087, a highly polarized flat spectrum filament near the Galactic CentreArcW. Reich
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
(Received 23 January 2003 / Accepted 31 January 2003 )
32 GHz observations with the Effelsberg 100-m telescope revealed a highly polarized Galactic Centre filament: G0.087-0.087, running parallel to the well-known Arc structure. It has a similar flat spectrum, but it is an order of magnitude weaker. G0.087-0.087 is about or 6.2 pc long and located at the western boundary of the expanding molecular cloud G0.11-0.11. This unusual cloud is also visible in X-rays and known to interact on its eastern periphery with the Arc. Acceleration of highly relativistic particles at the surface of G0.11-0.11 seems necessary to explain the properties of both structures. The new filament supports previous findings on the existence of a strong poloidal magnetic field throughout the Galactic Centre region.
Key words: Galaxy: center -- radiation mechanisms: non-thermal -- techniques: polarimetric
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