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Optical Engineering

Infrared Astronomy Instruments
Author(s): Irving J. Spiro
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Paper Abstract

In this issue devoted to Infrared Astronomy Instruments, you will note that most of the instruments are designed for use at altitude, either in aircraft, balloons, probes or satellites. Such usage permits observation above the interfering atmosphere usually encountered during ground observations. Most of the water vapor is below the platform at 40,000 feet (~13 km) and most of the CO2 is below platforms at 120,000 feet (~40 km).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1977
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(6) doi: 10.1117/12.7972155
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 6
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Irving J. Spiro, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


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