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Science Verification: Polarization

Description / Details of the target

Target: 3c286 (13:31:08.3 +30:30:33.0). 3c286 is a bright, compact, stable, and highly polarized quasar at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths.

Spectral setup: continuum TDM, with spectral windows centred at 224, 226, 240 and 242 GHz (Band 6).

Example references: Agudo et al. 2012, A&A, 541, A111

Capabilities to be verified

The continuum polarization capability in TDM with the 12-m array.


A bright, stable and highly polarized target is needed.


Observed and data reduction is underway. An announcement will appear on the ALMA Science Portal prior to the Science Verification data being publicly released.