Accession Number : AD0258904

Title :   INTERPLANETARY NAVIGATION STUDIES: THE ENERGY DISTRIBUTION IN STELLAR SPECTRA

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : LEVY,R.J.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The colors of stars may be valuable in finding and identifying those stars which are useful in interplanetary flight. Stellar colors are indicated by color indices, spectral types, or gradients, for which black-body temperatures defined in various ways approximately represent the spectral continuum energy distribution. A table of representative temperatures is given, as well as color information for the brightest stars. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ASTROPHYSICS, *SPACE NAVIGATION, *STARS, ASTRONOMY, COLORS, ENERGY, IDENTIFICATION, SPACE FLIGHT, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE