1 August 1967 Evaluation and Testing of Ultraviolet Lenses for Space Flight Use
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Proceedings Volume 0008, Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation; (1967); doi: 10.1117/12.970993
Event: Airborne Photo-optical Instrumentation, 1967, Cocoa Beach, United States
Abstract
The first ultraviolet spectrum photographs of stars from a manned spacecraft were taken on July 19, 19661. A lightweight. 70mm camera, equipped with an ultraviolet. lens (UV) and a diffraction grating was hand operated by the astronauts to obtain these spectrograms. The data accumulated. on this and subsequent space flights,enabled the identification of many chemical elements. existing beyond the borders of our solar system and verified several star temperatures2. In future space flight missions, a measure of lunar UV reflectance characteristics are expected to be obtained3. This could significantly bear on the design of space suit visors for moon explorers, safe-guarding them from the dangers of sunburn and eye strain.,
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Herbert Judin, "Evaluation and Testing of Ultraviolet Lenses for Space Flight Use", Proc. SPIE 0008, Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation, (1 August 1967); doi: 10.1117/12.970993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.970993
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Ultraviolet radiation

Cameras

Photography

Lamps

Collimators

Monochromatic aberrations

Cadmium

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