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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1994
  • pp: 1108–1110

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Air mass and refraction

Andrew T. Young  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 1108-1110 (1994)

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Approximate formulas are presented for relative optical air mass as a function of true, rather than refracted, zenith angle.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 28, 1993
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 1993
Published: February 20, 1994

Andrew T. Young, "Air mass and refraction," Appl. Opt. 33, 1108-1110 (1994)

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