Abstract

Approximate formulas are presented for relative optical air mass as a function of true, rather than refracted, zenith angle.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. F. Kasten, A. T. Young, “Revised optical air mass tables and approximation formula,” Appl. Opt. 28, 4735–4738 (1989).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. A. T. Young, “Observational technique and data reduction,” in Astrophysics, Vol. 12 of Methods of Experimental Physics, N. Carleton, ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1974), Part A, Chap. 3.
  3. A. T. Young, W. M. Irvine, “Multicolor photoelectric photometry of the brighter planets. I. Program and procedure,” Astron. J. 72, 945–950 (1967).
    [CrossRef]
  4. V. K. Abalkin, ed., Refraction Tables of Pulkovo Observatory, 5th ed. (Nauka, Moscow, 1985).

1989

1967

A. T. Young, W. M. Irvine, “Multicolor photoelectric photometry of the brighter planets. I. Program and procedure,” Astron. J. 72, 945–950 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Irvine, W. M.

A. T. Young, W. M. Irvine, “Multicolor photoelectric photometry of the brighter planets. I. Program and procedure,” Astron. J. 72, 945–950 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Kasten, F.

Young, A. T.

F. Kasten, A. T. Young, “Revised optical air mass tables and approximation formula,” Appl. Opt. 28, 4735–4738 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. T. Young, W. M. Irvine, “Multicolor photoelectric photometry of the brighter planets. I. Program and procedure,” Astron. J. 72, 945–950 (1967).
[CrossRef]

A. T. Young, “Observational technique and data reduction,” in Astrophysics, Vol. 12 of Methods of Experimental Physics, N. Carleton, ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1974), Part A, Chap. 3.

Appl. Opt.

Astron. J.

A. T. Young, W. M. Irvine, “Multicolor photoelectric photometry of the brighter planets. I. Program and procedure,” Astron. J. 72, 945–950 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Other

V. K. Abalkin, ed., Refraction Tables of Pulkovo Observatory, 5th ed. (Nauka, Moscow, 1985).

A. T. Young, “Observational technique and data reduction,” in Astrophysics, Vol. 12 of Methods of Experimental Physics, N. Carleton, ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1974), Part A, Chap. 3.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (1)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Reciprocal of the air-mass function, plotted as a function of the cosine of the true zenith distance.

Equations (7)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

M ( z t ) sec z t [ 1 0.0012 ( sec 2 z t 1 ) ]
cos z t = sin ϕ sin δ + cos ϕ cos δ cos h ,
1 / M ( z t ) cos z t 1 0.0012 ( 1 cos 2 z t 1 ) ,
1 / M ( z t ) cos 3 z t 1.0012 cos 2 z t 0.0012 .
M ( z t ) 1.0012 cos 2 z t 0.0012 cos 3 z t
M ( z t ) 1.002432 cos 2 z t + 0.148386 cos z t + 0.0096467 cos 3 z t + 0.149864 cos 2 z t + 0.0102963 cos z t + 0.000303978 ,
M ( z t ) 1 . 003198 cos z t + 0.101632 cos 2 z t + 0.090560 cos z t + 0.003198 ,

Metrics