Measuring Anthropogenic Sky Glow Using a Natural Sky Brightness Model

  title={Measuring Anthropogenic Sky Glow Using a Natural Sky Brightness Model},
  author={Dan M. Duriscoe},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  pages={1370 - 1382}
  • D. Duriscoe
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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