Magnetic Fields of Chemically Peculiar and Related Stars. 5.Main Results of 2018 and Near-Future Prospects
We have surveyed about a hundred papers published in 2018 in the leading astronomical journals and related to the "Magnetic fields and physical parameters of chemically peculiar and related stars" subject area. We have considered new projects of telescopes and mounted instruments for them as well as the first results obtained with telescopes recently put into operation. We have reviewed new papers on observation methods, data reduction and analysis. Spectroscopic studies of peculiar stars: their chemical abundance and other parameters are presented in the paper. We continued conducting both classical ground-based photometric observations and high-accuracy photometry with space telescopes. Our survey pays the most attention to magnetic fields of stars. We present observations of large-scale fields of OBA stars and local fields of cool active stars. Dozens new magnetic stars have been discovered. We also consider here some observations of magnetic white dwarfs and exoplanets which are of interest within the issue under study.