Accession Number:

AD0636295

Title:

INFRARED AND VISIBLE IMAGES OF THE ECLIPSED MOON OF DECEMBER 19, 1964.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 25 Sep 64-31 Dec 65.

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The Moon was scanned with 10 second arc resolution at 0.45 and 10-12 microns during the total lunar eclipse of December 19, 1964. It was found that the lunar surface exhibits a surprising amount of thermal inhomogeneity. Hundreds of thermal anomalies were observed, most of which can be identified with bright craters or white areas. Certain maria and portions of maria were found to be thermally enhanced over their environs during the eclipse. The analog signals recorded on magnetic tape were used to make visible and infrared images from the scan data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE