Polarization of the zodiacal light: first results from skylab

  • J. G. Sparrow
  • J. L. Weinberg
  • R. C. Hahn
1 Zodiacal Light 1.1 Observation from Space
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 48)


A brief description is given of the Skylab ten color photoelectric photometer and the programs of measurements made during Skylab missions SL-2 and SL-3. Results obtained on the polarized brightness of zodiacal light at five points on the antisolar hemisphere are discussed and compared with other published data for the north celestial pole, south ecliptic pole, at elongation 90 degrees on the ecliptic, and at two places near the north galactic pole.


Surface Brightness Atmospheric Extinction Celestial Pole Zodiacal Light Experimenter Tape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Sparrow
    • 1
  • J. L. Weinberg
    • 1
  • R. C. Hahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Astronomy LaboratoryState University of New York at AlbanyUSA

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