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The thermal emission of the dust corona during the eclipse of June 30, 1973

  • P. Léna
  • Y. Viala
  • D. Hall
  • A. Soufflot
1 Zodiacal Light 1.1 Observation from Space
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 48)

Abstract

Observations of the F-corona have been made in the 10 u region of the infrared during the eclipse of June 30, 1973. Use of the supersonic aircraft “Concorde 001” permitted 74 min of observation during totality and greatly reduced problems due to sky noise. The plane of the ecliptic was scanned over heliocentric distances of from 3 to 19 solar radii off the east limb. Bright features previously observed at shorter wavelengths, notably emission at 4 solar radii are evident on the 10 μ scans, strongly indicating that the radiation is due to thermal emission by dust. The specific intensity in the 4 R feature is S μ W cm-2 sterad-1 μ-1 higher than the intensity 22 arcmin above the ecliptic. Spectra were taken at one region in the ecliptic and tentatively attributed to silicate-type material. Complete details may be found in Astron

Keywords

Short Wavelength Specific Intensity Thermal Emission Heliocentric Distance Solar Radius 
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© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Léna
    • 1
  • Y. Viala
    • 1
  • D. Hall
    • 2
  • A. Soufflot
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Paris VII et Observatoire de MeudonParis
  2. 2.Kitt Peak National ObservatoryParis
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique Stellaire et PlanétairePariS

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