Date of Degree
MS (Master of Science)
John D. Fix
The ultraviolet auroral imaging photometer aboard the Dynamics Explorer 1 spacecraft was utilized to obtain measurements of the diffuse ultraviolet background radiation along two strips of the sky between Galactic latitudes —61° < b < 61°. The magnitude of the ultraviolet background was found to be 519 ± 28 photons (cm 2 sec Â sr)-1 at a wavelength of 1500 Â, thus placing a much better restriction on the value of the diffuse radiation field than previous estimates.
Copyright © 1989 Brent W. Studer. Posted with permission of the author.