Accession Number:

AD0733708

Title:

Non-Stellar Celestial Backgrounds.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 May 70-30 Apr 71,

Corporate Author:

DENVER UNIV COLO DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Part 1 - The spectral emissivity of several lunar surface features as measured during two balloon flights are reported. The wavelength of the peak emissivity is found to differ among the surface features investigated. After the two flights reported the spectrometer utilized for the lunar measurements was converted to an absolute filter radiometer with a 15 arc second field of view for martian radiance measurements. The modifications are described. Part 2 - The effects of solar wind protons on the lunar surface were simulated with a low-energy ion beam accelerator installed on a differentially-pumped, ultra high vacuum system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE