Magnetic fields and outflows in the large Bok globule CB 54

Abstract

We have observed the large Bok globule CB 54 in 850 μm polarised light using the POL-2 polarimeter on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). We find that the magnetic field in the periphery of the globule shows significant, ordered deviation from the mean field direction in the globule centre. This deviation appears to correspond with the extended but relatively weak 12CO outflow emanating from the Class 0 sources at the centre of the globule. Energetics analysis suggests that if the outflow is reshaping the magnetic field in the globule’s periphery, then we can place an upper limit of 0.1 pc

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