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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1977
  • pp: 978–982

Ten-color Gegenschein—zodiacal light photometer

J. G. Sparrow, J. L. Weinberg, and R. C. Hahn  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 978-982 (1977)

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A ten-color Fabry photometer was used during Skylab missions SL-2 and SL-3 to measure sky brightness and polarization associated with zodiacal light, background starlight, F region airglow, and spacecraft corona. A brief description is given of the design, calibration, and performance of the instrument.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 16, 1976
Published: April 1, 1977

J. G. Sparrow, J. L. Weinberg, and R. C. Hahn, "Ten-color Gegenschein—zodiacal light photometer," Appl. Opt. 16, 978-982 (1977)

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