Accession Number : AD0292763

Title :   SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC STUDY OF THE LUNAR SURFACE

Corporate Author : MANCHESTER UNIV (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : KOPAL,ZDENEK

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The instruments designed for the study of lunar luminescence as well as for the measurement of the polarization of moonlight were built in our laboratories at the University of Manchester, and their field use commenced both at the 50-inch reflector of Asiago Observatory of the University of Padua and the 15-inch refractor of the Wilfred Hall Observatory at Preston, Lancashire. Preliminary results of the reduction of observations do disclose the presence of an appreciable luminescent component in moonlight, amounting to a few percent of the total. There is, moreover, evidence on hand (though not yet definitive) that the amount of luminescence fluctuates both with the time and in frequency. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LUMINESCENCE, *MOON, *SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, INTENSITY, POLARIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE