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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1981–1983

A Method for Obtaining Differential 8–13 μ Spectra of the Moon and Other Extended Objects

Alexander F. H. Goetz and James A. Westphal  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 1981-1983 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001981


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Abstract

A method is described for measuring spectral emissivity differences in the 8–13 μ region between two points on the lunar surface which may have different temperatures. Spectral emissivity differences of 0.5% on the moon can be detected in this wavelength region, excluding the strong 9.2–10 μ atmospheric ozone band where the accuracy is reduced to 2%. The application of this method to the bright planets is discussed.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 1967
Published: November 1, 1967

Citation
Alexander F. H. Goetz and James A. Westphal, "A Method for Obtaining Differential 8–13 μ Spectra of the Moon and Other Extended Objects," Appl. Opt. 6, 1981-1983 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-11-1981


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