DOI

10.17077/etd.fendos8x

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

1989

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Degree In

Astronomy

First Advisor

Fix, John D

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 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 24).

Copyright

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

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