Abstract

A rocket-borne photometer containing two tilting-filter channels for the measurement of the [OI] λλ6300-Å and 5577 Å emission lines in the day airglow is described. The results of one flight substantiate the employment of tilting filters to determine accurate corrections for background continuum and provide reliable height profiles of emission intensity down to approximately 90 km. Discussions on the calibration of the instrument and its baffling against sunlight are also presented.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

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