Document Type

Master's thesis

Date of Degree

1989

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Department

Astronomy

First Advisor

John D. Fix

Abstract

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  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.

Pages

viii, 47

Bibliography

24

Copyright

Copyright © 1989 Brent W. Studer. Posted with permission of the author.