The Spectral Irradiance of the Moon

  title={The Spectral Irradiance of the Moon},
  author={Hugh H. Kieffer and Thomas C. Stone},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  • H. Kieffer, T. Stone
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • The Astronomical Journal
Images of the Moon at 32 wavelengths from 350 to 2450 nm have been obtained from a dedicated observatory during the bright half of each month over a period of several years. The ultimate goal is to develop a spectral radiance model of the Moon with an angular resolution and radiometric accuracy appropriate for calibration of Earth-orbiting spacecraft. An empirical model of irradiance has been developed that treats phase and libration explicitly, with absolute scale founded on the spectra of the… 
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