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Galactic and zodiacal light surface brightness measurements with the Atmosphere Explorer satellitesGalactic and zodiacal light surface maps based on the Atmosphere Explorer-C, -D, and -E satellite data are presented at 7320, 6300, 5577, 5200, and 4278 A. A procedure used to generate these maps, which involves separation of the individual stars and diffuse starlight from the zodiacal light, is described in detail. The maps can be used in atmospheric emission studies to correct for galactic emissions which contaminate satellite as well as ground-based photometric observations. The zodiacal light maps show enhanced features which are important for understanding the nature of interplanetary dust.
Document ID
19820051983
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Abreu, V. J. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Hays, P. B. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Yee, J. H. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
June 15, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 21
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-23006
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-78-20971
Distribution Limits
Public
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