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J/A+AS/127/1     1997 reference of diffuse night sky brightness (Leinert+ 1998)

The 1997 reference of diffuse night sky brightness Leinert C., Bowyer S., Haikala L.K., Hanner M.S., Hauser M.G., Levasseur-Regourd A.-C., Mann I., Mattila K., Reach W.T., Schlosser W., Staude H.J., Toller G. N., Weiland J.L., Weinberg J.L., Witt A.N. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 127, 1 (1998)> =1998A&AS..127....1L (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: References ; Earth Keywords: diffuse radiation - interplanetary medium - atmospheric effects - astronomical databases: miscellaneous - Infrared: general - ultraviolet: general Abstract: In the following we present material in tabular and graphical form, with the aim to allow the non-specialist to obtain a realistic estimate of the diffuse night sky brightness over a wide range of wavelengths from the far UV longward of Lyα to the far-infrared. At the same time the data are to provide a reference for cases in which background brightness has to be discussed, including the planning for space observations and the issue of protection of observatory sites. We try to give a critical presentation of the status at the beginning of 1997. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file refs 153 335 References 2880 362 *Galactic diffuse emission at a wavelength of 60µm in ecliptic coordinates (table41 in section 11.4 of the paper) 2880 362 *Galactic diffuse emission at a wavelength of 100µm in ecliptic coordinates (table42 in section 11.4 of the paper)
Note on and Based on IRAS. See M. Rowan-Robinson, J. Hughes, M. Jones, K. Leech, K. Vedi and D.W. Walker: "IRAS maps of galactic emission and the zodiacal bands", 1991MNRAS.249..729R. Pixel size is 0.5degx0.5deg, i.e. same size in λ and β, NOT a square on the sky! (except at the ecliptic, of course). Unit is MJy/sr. Pixel 1,1 correspondingly has its center at β=-89.75deg, λ=0.25deg. Made available in digital form by M. Rowan-Robinson.
Description of data files (FORMAT MAP): -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are fits files and can be read and displayed as such. The information given in the fits-header, together with the general information given above, should suffice for most purposes. See also: J/A+AS/112/99 : Calar Alto Obs. sky brightness (Leinert+, 1995) J/A+AS/119/153 : La Silla Observatory sky brightness 1978-1988 (Mattila+ 1996) Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 7 A7 --- Ref Reference code 8 A1 --- --- [:] 10- 28 A19 --- BibCode Bibcode 30-153 A124 --- Aut Autors names and comments
Acknowledgements: Christoph Leinert
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] 12-Dec-1997
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