Earth, Planets and Space

, Volume 50, Issue 6–7, pp 481–485 | Cite as

Spectrophotometry of the zodiacal light

  • J. F. James
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The history of zodiacal light spectrometry follows faithfully the history of optical detection technology. Each new design effort has resulted in the harnessing of new and more efficient detectors to the problem, and with each new development the quality of the spectra obtained has improved. This article traces the development of the technique from its beginnings in the 1950’s to the spectrographs of the present day.


Interference Filter Photographic Plate Interplanetary Dust High Numerical Aperture Detective Quantum Efficiency 
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© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. James
    • 1
  1. 1.SalfordEngland

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