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Calibration of the Viking auroral imager using ultraviolet stars
Author(s): Richard L. Gattinger; Richard Little; F. Meo; J. Nicholson
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Paper Abstract

A large number of excellent far ultraviolet auroral images were obtained by the Canadian ultraviolet imager dual camera system on board the Swedish Viking satellite launched in 1986. The high spatial and temporal resolutions of the observations have been used very effectively in the continuing development of theories of auroral morphology. The images can also be used to infer approximate auroral energy deposition rates due to precipitating particles if the absolute sensitivities of the cameras are known. An in-flight calibration procedure is described in which ultraviolet stars are used as absolute radiation standards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2050, Airglow and Aurora, (23 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164819
Show Author Affiliations
Richard L. Gattinger, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Richard Little, National Research Council of Canada (United States)
F. Meo, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
J. Nicholson, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2050:
Airglow and Aurora
Sergej Leontyev, Editor(s)

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