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Named after a hypothetical zero-order rainbow, i.e., a rainbow without any internal reflection. This possibility has caused some rumors in history. However, due to the monotonic character of the deflection function of zero-order scattering, a zero-order rainbow does not exist . Nonetheless in the Sun facing hemisphere, zero-order scattered light is dominating.
This estimation is somehow difficult because of the intensity singularity at the angle of extreme deviation for the tertiary rainbow. Such singularities are typical features for caustics within geometric optics calculations.
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Our method is based on the well-known transformation routines from one angular coordinate system into another, e.g., from declination and right ascension into elevation and azimuth for astronomical purposes. Here, we have to deal with four such coordinate systems, having their individual poles at (1) the center of the star field image, (2) the zenith, (3) the center of the rainbow image, and (4) the Sun.
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