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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Jul. 1, 1962
  • pp: 465–471

Spectral Irradiance from Stars and Planets, above the Atmosphere, from 0.1 to 100.0 Microns

R. C. Ramsey  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 465-471 (1962)

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Using published data on star irradiances in the visible region and assuming a blackbody distribution of energy, irradiances from stars and planets are calculated over the spectral region of 0.1 to 100 microns. Results are presented in chart form for ready application in the design of viewing systems operating in space.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 1, 1961
Published: July 1, 1962

R. C. Ramsey, "Spectral Irradiance from Stars and Planets, above the Atmosphere, from 0.1 to 100.0 Microns," Appl. Opt. 1, 465-471 (1962)

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