Accession Number : AD0713688

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE PHOTOMETRIC RESPONSE OF THE MOON AND THE PLANETS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 May 68-30 Jun 70,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST FOR ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Sinton,William M.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An observatory consisting of a 24-inch telescope was established and operated at 13,700 feet elevation on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The thermal radiation properties of the Moon have been studied BY AFCRL scientists. The photometric properties of Mars, Jupiter satellites, and Comet Tago-Sato-Kosaka (1969g) have been studied by University of Hawaii scientists. The atmospheric transmission to submillimeter radiation has also been investigated with a high resolution interferometer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, THERMAL RADIATION), (*PLANETS, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY), BRIGHTNESS, INTERFEROMETERS, MARS(PLANET), JUPITER(PLANET), ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, HAWAII, COMETS, DUST, BAND SPECTRA, SOLAR RADIATION, ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES, PHOTOMETERS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE