Accession Number:

AD0756084

Title:

The Brightness Temperature of Venus and the Absolute Flux Scale at Mhz,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The authors measured the disk temperature of Venus at 608 MHz near the inferior conjunction of 1972 and obtained a value of 498 plus or minus 33K using a nominal CKL flux density scale. The result is consistent with earlier measurements, but has a much smaller uncertainty. Our theoretical model prediction is larger by a factor of 1.21 plus or minus 0.09. This discrepancy has been noticed previously for frequencies below 1400 MHz, but was generally disregarded because of the large observational uncertainties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE