Accession Number : AD0283355

Title :   SEARCH FOR OPTICAL EMISSIONS FROM JUPITER, AND STUDY OF FLARE ACTIVITY OF NEARBY STARS

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : SMITH,HARLAN J. ; RODMAN,JAMES P.

Report Date : 23 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Apparatus has been constructed to make possible detection of small variations in output of Halpha and Ca K light from celestial objects. One application is the search for optical emissions from Jupiter correlating with its nonthermal radio storms. Cons78, SAR/NONR-(G)-00011-61 and NONR(G)00043-62, Proj. NR 046-778) Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS: *Astrophysics, *Optical systems, Jupiter, Stars, Flares, Celestial mechanics, Light transmission.Apparatus has been constructed to make possible detection of small variations in output of Halpha and Ca K light from celestial objects. One application is the search for optical emissions from Jupiter correlating with its nonthermal radio storms. Considerably more of the program will be devoted to flare activity on stars other than the sun, partly as a question of astrophysical interest, and partly in cooperation with efforts of radio astronomers to detect radio flare activity from nearby stars. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ASTROPHYSICS, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, FLARES, JUPITER, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, STARS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE