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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1994
  • pp: 8402–8405

Variations of refraction angles from observations of the Moon from space

Stanislav V. Kireev and Sergey V. Sokolovskiy  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 36, pp. 8402-8405 (1994)

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We present the results of measurements of optical refraction angles from photographs of the Moon taken from the orbital station Mir. We made estimations of rms fluctuations of refraction angles and of the characteristics of multipath propagation.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 15, 1992
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 1994
Published: December 20, 1994

Stanislav V. Kireev and Sergey V. Sokolovskiy, "Variations of refraction angles from observations of the Moon from space," Appl. Opt. 33, 8402-8405 (1994)

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