Accession Number:

AD0446215

Title:

PHOTOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS OF THE AIRGLOW LAYER,

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MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Report Date:

1964-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The night airglow photographs taken by Gordon Cooper during his orbital flight of May 15 and 16, 1963, are discussed. They show an airglow layer 243 km thick and varying in height above the earth from 77 to 110 km. The measu9ed brightness indicates a surface brightness in a vertical column through the airglow layer 0.4 RayleighA in the vicinity of 5400 A and 0.6 RayleighA at 4200 A. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE