Reference : The MiMeS survey of magnetism in massive stars: introduction and overview
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/193114
The MiMeS survey of magnetism in massive stars: introduction and overview
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Wade, G. A. mailto [Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, PO Box 17000, Stn Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canada]
Neiner, C. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Univ. Paris 6, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France]
Alecian, E. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Univ. Paris 6, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France; UJF-Grenoble 1/CNRS-INSU, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) UMR 5274, F-38041 Grenoble, France; CNRS-IPAG, F-38000 Grenoble, France]
Grunhut, J. H. [European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany]
Petit, V. [Department of Physics & Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA]
Batz, B. De [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Univ. Paris 6, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France]
Bohlender, D. A. [Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Program, National Research Council of Canada, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7, Canada]
Cohen, D. H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, USA]
Henrichs, H. F. [Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, NL-1098 XH Amsterdam, the Netherlands]
Kochukhov, O. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-75120 Uppsala, Sweden]
Landstreet, J. D. [Physics & Astronomy Department, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada; Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, UK]
Manset, N. [Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation, 65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI 96743, USA]
Martins, F. [LUPM, CNRS & Université de Montpellier, Place Eugne Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France]
Mathis, S. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Univ. Paris 6, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France; Laboratoire AIM Paris-Saclay, CEA/DSM, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, IRFU/SAp Centre de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France]
Oksala, M. E. [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Univ. Paris 6, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France]
Owocki, S. P. [University of Delaware, Bartol Research Institute, Newark, DE 19716, USA]
Rivinius, Th [European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile]
Shultz, M. E. [Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, PO Box 17000, Stn Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canada; European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile; Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University, 99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada]
Sundqvist, J. O. [University of Delaware, Bartol Research Institute, Newark, DE 19716, USA; Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik der Universität München, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany; Centro de Astrobiología, CSIC-INTA, Ctra. Torrejón a Ajalvir km. 4, E-28850 Madrid, Spain; Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium]
Townsend, R. H. D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2535 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter St, Madison, WI 53706, USA]
ud-Doula, A. [Department of Physics, Penn State Worthington Scranton, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512, USA]
Bouret, J.-C. [Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, F-13388 Marseille, France]
Braithwaite, J. [Argelander Institut für Astronomie, Auf dem Hügel 71, D-53121 Bonn, Germany]
Briquet, Maryline mailto [Université de Liège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Thermodynamique des phénomènes irréversibles >]
Carciofi, A. C. [Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão 1226, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP 05508-900, Brazil]
David-Uraz, A. [Department of Physics, Royal Military College of Canada, PO Box 17000, Stn Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canada; Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University, 99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada]
Folsom, C. P. [UJF-Grenoble 1/CNRS-INSU, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) UMR 5274, F-38041 Grenoble, France]
Fullerton, A. W. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA]
Leroy, B. [> >]
Marcolino, W. L. F. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Observatório do Valongo, Ladeira Pedro Antnio, 43, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20080-090, Brazil]
Moffat, A. F. J. [Département de Physique and Centre de Recherche en Astrophysique du Québec, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. C-V, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada]
Nazé, Yaël mailto [Université de Liège > > Groupe d'astrophysique des hautes énergies (GAPHE) >]
Louis, N. St [Département de Physique and Centre de Recherche en Astrophysique du Québec, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. C-V, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada]
Aurière, M. [Université de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Toulouse, France; CNRS-IRAP, 14, avenue Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France]
Bagnulo, S. [Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, UK]
Bailey, J. D. [Max Planck Insitut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching, Germany]
Barbá, R. H. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de La Serena, Av. Juan Cisternas 1200 Norte, La Serena, Chile]
Blazere, Aurore mailto [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Univ. Paris 6, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon, France]
Böhm, T. [Université de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Toulouse, France; CNRS-IRAP, 14, avenue Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France]
Catala, C. [Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, 61 avenue de l'Observatoire, F-75014 Paris, France]
Donati, J.-F. [CNRS-IRAP, 14, avenue Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France]
Ferrario, L. [Department of Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University, ACT 0200, Australia]
Harrington, D. [Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Schöneckstr. 6, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany; Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA; Applied Research Labs, University of Hawaii, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA]
Howarth, I. D. [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, UK]
Ignace, R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA]
Kaper, L. [Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, NL-1098 XH Amsterdam, the Netherlands]
Lüftinger, T. [Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17, A-1180 Vienna, Austria]
Prinja, R. [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, UK]
Vink, J. S. [Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, UK]
Weiss, W. W. [Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17, A-1180 Vienna, Austria]
Yakunin, I. [Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Arkhyz 369167, Russia)]
1-Feb-2016
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
456
2-22
Yes
International
[en] instrumentation: polarimeters ; stars: early-type ; stars: magnetic field ; stars: massive ; stars: rotation
[en] The MiMeS (Magnetism in Massive Stars) project is a large-scale, high-resolution, sensitive spectropolarimetric investigation of the magnetic properties of O- and early B-type stars. Initiated in 2008 and completed in 2013, the project was supported by three Large Program allocations, as well as various programmes initiated by independent principal investigators, and archival resources. Ultimately, over 4800 circularly polarized spectra of 560 O and B stars were collected with the instruments ESPaDOnS (Echelle SpectroPolarimetric Device for the Observation of Stars) at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Narval at the Télescope Bernard Lyot and HARPSpol at the European Southern Observatory La Silla 3.6 m telescope, making MiMeS by far the largest systematic investigation of massive star magnetism ever undertaken. In this paper, the first in a series reporting the general results of the survey, we introduce the scientific motivation and goals, describe the sample of targets, review the instrumentation and observational techniques used, explain the exposure time calculation designed to provide sensitivity to surface dipole fields above approximately 100 G, discuss the polarimetric performance, stability and uncertainty of the instrumentation, and summarize the previous and forthcoming publications.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/193114
10.1093/mnras/stv2568
http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2016MNRAS.456....2W

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