Inferred Measurements of the Zodiacal Light Absolute Intensity through Fraunhofer Absorption Line Spectroscopy with CIBER

  title={Inferred Measurements of the Zodiacal Light Absolute Intensity through Fraunhofer Absorption Line Spectroscopy with CIBER},
  author={Phillip M. Korngut and M. G. Kim and Toshiaki Arai and Priyadarshini Bangale and J. J. Bock and Asantha Cooray and Y. T. Cheng and Richard M. Feder and Viktor V. Hristov and Alicia E. Lanz and D. H. Lee and Louis Robert Levenson and T. Matsumoto and S. Matsuura and Chi H. Nguyen and Kei Sano and Kohji Tsumura and Michael Zemcov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Scattered sunlight from the interplanetary dust (IPD) cloud in our solar system presents a serious foreground challenge for spectrophotometric measurements of the extragalactic background light (EBL). In this work, we report on inferred measurements of the absolute intensity of the zodiacal light (ZL) using the novel technique of Fraunhofer line spectroscopy on the deepest 8542 Å line of the near-infrared Ca ii absorption triplet. The measurements are performed with the narrow band spectrometer… 
An L-class Multirole Observatory and Science Platform for Neptune
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The First Detections of the Extragalactic Background Light at 3000, 5500, and 8000 Å. II. Measurement of Foreground Zodiacal Light
We present a measurement of the absolute surface brightness of the zodiacal light (3900-5100 Å) toward a fixed extragalactic target at high ecliptic latitude based on moderate-resolution (~1.3 Å
Low-Resolution Spectrum of the Zodiacal Light with the AKARI InfraRed Camera
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The Isotropic Interplanetary Dust Cloud and Near-infrared Extragalactic Background Light Observed with COBE/DIRBE
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We have developed a near-infrared spectrometer designed to measure the absolute intensity of the solar 854.2 nm Ca ii Fraunhofer line, scattered by interplanetary dust, in the zodiacal light (ZL)
Extragalactic background light measurements and applications
  • A. Cooray
  • Physics
    Royal Society Open Science
  • 2016
This review covers the measurements related to the extragalactic background light intensity from γ-rays to radio in the electromagnetic spectrum over 20 decades in wavelength and summarizes the understanding of the spatial anisotropies and angular power spectra of intensity fluctuations.
The COBE Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment Search for the Cosmic Infrared Background. II. Model of the Interplanetary Dust Cloud
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We revise the measurements in our previous work of foreground zodiacal light (ZL) and diffuse Galactic light (DGL) that were used to measure the extragalactic background light (EBL). These changes