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Visible Airglow Photometers

NSSDCA ID: 1981-075A-08

Mission Name: IK Bulgaria 1300
Principal Investigator:Dr. Mitko Marinov Gogoshev

Description

The instrument consisted of two optical channels with interference filters at wavelengths (in A) of 4278, 4861, 5577, 6300, 6345 and 7320. The field of view of one channel was 3 deg. The second channel viewed plus and minus 15 deg from the nadir in 6300 A and the viewing was done by a mirror scanning over this range so that an image of the upper atmosphere in the red line of oxygen was obtained. The nadir was the spacecraft negative Z axis. The sensitivity range was 10 rayleighs to 100 kilorayleighs. For more details on this instrument see M. Gogoshev et al., Adv. Space Res., v. 2, n. 7, pp. 115-120, 1983.

Alternate Names

  • IKBulgaria1300/VisibleAirglowPhotometers
  • Visible Airglow Photometer

Funding Agency

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)

Discipline

    Additional Information

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    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. Ts. N. GogoshevaOther InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Astronomical Observatory
    Dr. Nentcho P. PetkovOther InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Astronomical Observatoryneno@astro.szeda.bg
    Dr. A. KuzminOther InvestigatorInstitut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniya (IKI)
    Dr. Mitko Marinov GogoshevPrincipal InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Astronomical Observatory
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