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Observing Ultra-violet Radiation at a Height of 100 Miles

Nature volume 158, page 702 (16 November 1946) | Download Citation



Sky and Telescope of August has a short note which refers to the films developed by the Eastman Kodak Company with special fluorescent coatings for recording ultra-violet radiation. They are to be used in spoctrographs mounted in the noses of V2 rockets, and the ultra-violet radiation of sunlight will be recorded when the rockets reach altitudes of about 100 miles. The glow on the fluorescent coating produced by the ultra-violet light is recorded on the film.

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