Accession Number : AD0285020

Title :   INFRARED CELESTIAL BACKGROUNDS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : WALKER, R.G.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : SURVEY OF OBSERVATIONAL DATA ON INFRARED EMISSION FROM CELESTIAL OBJECTS IS PRESENTED AND CORRELATED WITH RECENT THEORETICAL CALCULATIONS. Spectral distribution of the radiation is analyzed with regard to departures from blackbody radiation predictions based upon effective temperatures and stellar spectral classification. Application of these data to infrared systems is discussed and the infrared background radiance values due to the galactic and solar systems are calculated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CELESTIAL MECHANICS, *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, ATMOSPHERES, BLACKBODY RADIATION, GALAXIES, RADIATION EFFECTS, SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, TEMPERATURE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE