Abstract

A balloon-borne, 0.5-m, Czerny–Turner grating spectrometer has been designed and constructed at the University of Denver and has measured atmospheric transmittance in several spectral regions between 2 μ and 14 μ. These data have been obtained on a series of eleven balloon flights at three geographic locations over a period of thirty months. The solar pointing system, spectrometer optics, electronics and recording system are described. The preflight and flight performance of the spectrometer is discussed and sample data presented.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

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