The color characteristics of the earth-moon libration clouds

  • J. R. Roach
1 Zodiacal Light 1.1 Observation from Space
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 48)


The OSO-6 Zodiacal Light experiment has provided evidence for the backscatter of light from the Earth-Moon libration regions at 5000 A. Additional measured data at 4000 A and 6100 A show similar characteristics. The combined three-color data lead to libration region color indices slightly bluer than the average surrounding sky background. The differential b-v for the L4 region is approximately -0.05.


Color Index Wavelength Band South Atlantic Anomaly Cloud Region Color Calibration 
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  • J. R. Roach
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  1. 1.Ball Brothers Research CorporationBoulder

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