Accession Number:

ADA099386

Title:

Vacuum Ultraviolet Airglow and Stellar Observations on the MSMP/TEM-1 Rocket Flight.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1980-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This report describes airglow and stellar observations made on the TEM-1 rocket flight as a part of the Multispectral Measurements Program MSMP. The observations were in the 1100 to 3000 A wavelength range from 65 to about 230-km altitude, and they include a number of scans of the viewing direction through the earths horizon. Night airglow emissions observed include the hydrogen Lyman alpha geocorona and the oxygen Herzberg bands. A number of stars were observed including alpha-Eridanus, which is found to match previous intensity measurements. The instrumentation consists of filter photometers with 10 x 10 element digicon spatial detectors and a spectrometer using a 1 x 36 element digicon for spectral resolution. The report describes the instrumentation, discusses the observations, and compares the results with previous measurements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE