Solar Eclipse Measurements at 16 and 30 GHz

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ON March 7, 1970, the solar eclipse was observed at 30 and 16 GHz using the Crawford Hill Sun tracker1. At Crawford Hill the eclipse was partial with greatest magnitude of 0.964. The measurement consisted of an accurate determination of the residual flux at the time of greatest magnitude as a proportion of the total solar flux. From these data, the size of the radio Sun at 30 and 16 GHz is determined.

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    Wilson, R. W., Bell System Tech. J., 48, 1383 (1969).

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    Castelli, J. P., and Aarons, J., in Solar System Radio Astronomy (edit. by Aarons, J.) (Plenum Press, NY, 1965).

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WRIXON, G. Solar Eclipse Measurements at 16 and 30 GHz. Nature 227, 1231–1232 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271231a0

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