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The Corralitos Observatory program for the detection of lunar transient phenomenaThis is a final report on the establishment, observing procedures, and observational results of a survey program for the detection of lunar transient phenomena (LTP's) by electro-optical image conversion means. For survey, a unique detection system with an image orthicon was used as the primary element in conjunction with a 24-in. f/20 Cassegrainian telescope. Observations in three spectral ranges, with 6,466 man-hours of observing, were actually performed during the period from October 27, 1965, to April 26, 1972. Within this entire period, no color or feature change within the detection capabilities of the instrumentation was observed, either independently or in follow up of amateur LTP reports, with the exception of one general bluing and several localized bluings (probably ascribable to the effects of the terrestrial atmosphere) that were observed solely by the Corralitos system. A table is presented indicating amateur and professional reports of LTP's and the results of efforts to confirm these reports through the Corralitos system.
Document ID
19760016037
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Hynek, J. A. (Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL, United States)
Dunlap, J. R. (Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL, United States)
Hendry, E. M. (Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1976
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-147888
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-497
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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