The Innermost Regions of Relativistic Jets and Their Magnetic Fields. Granada (Spain). June 10th-14th, 2013.

Beuchert, Tobias

Polarimetric study of 3C111 with the 100-m Effelsberg Radio Telescope


Author list: Tobias Beuchert, Matthias Kadler, Jörn Wilms, Emmanouil Angelakis, Lars Fuhrmann, Ioannis Myserlis, Ioannis Nestoras, Alex Kraus, Uwe Bach, Eduardo Ros, Christoph Grossberger, Robert Schulz


Studying the variability of polarized AGN jet emission in the radio band is crucial in order to understand the dynamics of moving shocks as well as the structure of the underlying magnetic field. The 100-m Effelsberg telescope is a high quality instrument to study the long-term variability of both total and polarized intensity as well as the electric-vector position angle. Since 2007, the F-GAMMA program has been monitoring the linear polarized emission of 60 blazars at 5 and 10 GHz. Here, we present a method of calibrating polarimetric data as well as F-GAMMA results from the full-Stokes long-term evolution of the radio galaxy 3C111 along with VLBI-polarimetric images from the MOJAVE program.