Accession Number:

AD0405707

Title:

DISTRIBUTION OF BRIGHTNESS OVER THE DISK OF THE MOON

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Photometric investigation of the distribution of brightness over the disk of the Moon has shown that along the planetocentric meridians the brightness remains constant within the limit of error, and along the equator the intensity of brightness increases continuously from the center of the disk to the limb. On the basis of these data a functional equation is found for the function expressing brightness.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE