Accession Number:

AD0289032

Title:

LUNAR THERMAL EMISSION MEASUREMENTS

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

During two lunar eclipses, 15 March 1960 and 25 August 1961, simultaneous records of the lunar thermal emission at 1200 to 3100 mc were obtained with the 84-ft radio telescope of the USAF Sagamore Hill Radio Observatory. No change in lunar temperature was measured at either frequency during the eclipses. A simple straightforward method is described to convert antenna temperatures to average disk temperatures of the moon the latter were found to be 230 K at 1200 mc and 223 K at 3100 mc. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE