A jet termination region provides us with useful information about how a jet interacts with the interstellar medium. Identifying the strength and orientation of magnetic fields at the terminal is crucially important to understanding the mechanism of cosmic-ray acceleration. In this article, we report results of our Faraday-tomography analysis of the eastern region of the radio nebula W50, where a jet from the microquasar SS433 seems to terminate. We apply QU-fitting, a method of Faraday-tomography, to data from the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) at 1.3-3.0 GHz. In the analysis, we distinguish multiple polarized sources along the line of sight. We identify Galactic emission candidates at Faraday depths around 0 rad m-2 and 300 rad m-2. The Galactic emission around 0 rad m-2 is possibly located in front of W50. We also find emission from W50 with Faraday depths between ϕ = -112 to 228 rad m-2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics