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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.16.000978


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
J. G. Sparrow, J. L. Weinberg, and R. C. Hahn, "Ten-color Gegenschein—zodiacal light photometer," Appl. Opt. 16, 978-982 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-16-4-978


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