Accession Number:

ADA064280

Title:

Automatic Sky Quality Assessment. I. The Point Measurement Device.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-28

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

An automated photometer designed to measure atmospheric extinction and sky brightness has been implemented. The measurement routines are primarily under computer control and require a minimum of operator intervention. A description of the theory and operation of the system is given, and the text concludes with a discussion of the use of the automated system in the context of the GEODSS mission. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE