Accession Number : AD0672759

Title :   ON THE IRRADIANCE FROM STARS IN THE INFRARED,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF EL SEGUNDO TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Ritter,M.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Observational data are given on the infrared irradiance from stars. These data and certain criteria, postulated herein, enable a prediction of the number of stars that yield spectral irradiances (to 22 microns) which equal or exceed indicated levels. Establishment of credible growth rates of the number of stars with stellar magnitude, in the infrared, constitutes the critical element of the prediction technique. The prediction is speculative. It should be closer to reality, however, than current predictions based on spectral extrapolation from the visual components of the radiation of stars. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STARS, *INFRARED RADIATION), INFRARED SPECTRA, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, SOURCES, CONTINUOUS SPECTRA, ILLUMINATION, CLASSIFICATION, INTENSITY, DENSITY, BRIGHTNESS, COLORS, LUMINESCENCE, DISTRIBUTION, ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES

Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE