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By H. C. van de Hulst (auth.), J. E. Dyson, E. B. Carling (eds.)

The quarter of diffuse astrophysical media is big and levels over circum­ stellar to extragalactic scales. The actual stipulations can differ from cool dusty gases to collections of relativistic debris. Flows in such media are arrange through en­ ergy and momentum injection from winds, jets and explosions. The examine of those phenomena comprises physics, chemistry and, necessarily, hydrodynamics. the most vital facets of this research is the ever expanding overlap among conception and commentary. certainly, it may be argued that the single technique to fairly comprehend those advanced flows which may by no means be duplicated less than terrestrial stipulations, is to motivate this overlap, and this was once one significant objective of this convention. as a result lengthy theoretical and observational organization of the Manchester team with this basic zone, Manchester appeared a suitable venue for this Con­ ference. yet in truth this lengthy organization and the particular 12 months of the convention are hooked up. In 1951 Franz Kahn joined the Astronomy division at Manchester collage and instantly the learn of diffuse media, really the hydrody­ namic features, started and has flourished ever considering the fact that. Franz turned Head of the Astronomy division in 1981 following the retirement of Professor Z. Kopal, who based the dept and was once instrumental in attracting Franz to it. In 1993, Franz retired from this place and a such a lot serendipidous twist of fate was once his election to the Royal Society introduced almost immediately earlier than the Conference.

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Key words: Infrared: stars - stars: early-type, formation - ISM: jets and outflows 1 Introduction Infrared spectroscopy is now coming of age. The first spectrometers able to operate on astronomical telescopes at wavelengths between 1JL and 5JLm were commissioned in a few years around 1980. Their design had to work around the limitation that the area detectors available to optical astronomers had yet to be developed for infrared use - hence the appearance of scanning Fabry-Perot and Fourier Transform spectrometers, alongside grating spectrometers such as UKIRT's CGS2 built around a 7-element detector.

This feature is frequently seen in pre-main-sequence systems and is known as the polarization disc and is attributed to the presence of a circumstellar disc around the central star. The existence of such a feature in a post-main-sequence object can also be taken as an indication of a circumstellar disc. Figure 2 shows a montage of greyscale images of various parameters derived from our data. The polarization image shows that generally high levels of polarization are seen throughout the nebula and attain values of 55-60% in the two ansae.

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