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Evaluation and Testing of Ultraviolet Lenses for Space Flight Use
Author(s): Herbert Judin
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Paper Abstract

The first ultraviolet spectrum photographs of stars from a manned spacecraft were taken on July 19, 19661. A lightweight. 70mm camera, equipped with an ultraviolet. lens (UV) and a diffraction grating was hand operated by the astronauts to obtain these spectrograms. The data accumulated. on this and subsequent space flights,enabled the identification of many chemical elements. existing beyond the borders of our solar system and verified several star temperatures2. In future space flight missions, a measure of lunar UV reflectance characteristics are expected to be obtained3. This could significantly bear on the design of space suit visors for moon explorers, safe-guarding them from the dangers of sunburn and eye strain.,

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1967
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0008, Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation, (1 August 1967); doi: 10.1117/12.970993
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Herbert Judin, J.A. Maurer, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0008:
Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation
Carleton C. Emery, Editor(s)

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