Classics: astronomical advantages of an extra-terrestrial observatory

Nityananda, Rajaram (2016) Classics: astronomical advantages of an extra-terrestrial observatory. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 21 (11). pp. 1047-1059. ISSN 0973-712X

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The simplest astronomical instrumentation for a satellite would be a small spectroscope, analyzing to be ultra-violet radiation which it received from any portion of the sky; in practice, this would be the solar spectrum whenever the sun was visible. Such a spectroscope could be analyzed either the light incident on a diffuse reflector or the light passing through a small LiF sphere, or bead. Such a system has advantage that it would not be needed to be accurately oriented in my particular direction. The intensity in the spectrum could presumably be radioed down to earth.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hubble Space Telescope. Space Shuttle. space telescopes.
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
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