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Volume 433, Number 2, April II 2005
Page(s) 757 - 764
Section On-line catalogs and data
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20042163

A&A 433, 757-764 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20042163

New optical polarization measurements of quasi-stellar objects. The data

D. Sluse1, 2, D. Hutsemékers1, H. Lamy3, R. Cabanac4, 5 and H. Quintana5

1  Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Université de Liège, Allée du 6 Août 17, B5C, 4000 Liège, Belgium
    e-mail: sluse@astro.ulg.ac.be
2  European Southern Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Santiago 19, Chile
3  BIRA - IASB, Avenue Circulaire 3, 1180 Bruxelles, Belgium
4  Canada France Hawaii Telescope, 65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743, USA
5  Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile

(Received 12 October 2004 / Accepted 15 December 2004 )

New linear polarization measurements (mainly in the V band) are presented for 203 quasi-stellar objects (QSOs). The sample is made up of 94 QSOs located in the North Galactic Pole (NGP) region and of 109 QSOs in the South Galactic Pole (SGP) region. First time measurements have been obtained for 184 QSOs. Among them, 109 known radio-emitters, 42 known Broad Absorption Line (BAL) QSOs, and 1 gravitationally lensed quasi-stellar object. We found high polarization levels (p > 3%) for 12 QSOs, including the BAL QSO SDSS J1409+0048 . For 10 objects, measurements obtained at different epochs do exist. Two of them show evidence for variability: the highly polarized BL Lac candidate PKS 1216-010 and the radio source PKS 1222+037 .

Key words: quasars: general -- polarization -- gravitational lensing

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