Accession Number : AD0289032

Title :   LUNAR THERMAL EMISSION MEASUREMENTS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : CASTELLI,JOHN P. ; FERIOLI,CARL P.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : During two lunar eclipses, 15 March 1960 and 25 August 1961, simultaneous records of the lunar thermal emission at 1200 to 3100 mc were obtained with the 84-ft radio telescope of the USAF Sagamore Hill Radio Observatory. No change in lunar temperature was measured at either frequency during the eclipses. A simple straightforward method is described to convert antenna temperatures to average disk temperatures of the moon; the latter were found to be 230 K at 1200 mc and 223 K at 3100 mc. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MOON, *RADIO ASTRONOMY, *THERMAL RADIATION, MEASUREMENT, PARABOLIC ANTENNAS, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE