Accession Number:

AD0614395

Title:

EXPERIMENTS IN TELEVISION PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE MOON IN THE 0.8-1.1 AND 0.8-2.3 MICRON RANGE,

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1965-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The article describes the results of observing the surface of the moon in the spectral range of 0.8-2.3 microns by means of a television system. Comparison is made between infrared photographs and those taken earlier by other authors in the visible range. It was discovered that with an increase in wavelength into the infrared region of the spectrum the photos exhibited an increase in contrast and revealed lunar surface details not detected on ordinary photographs. It is proposed that the increase in contrast and the appearance of new details in the lunar surface image may be explained by a decrease in luminescent radiation in the infrared rays. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE