Abstract

A general expression is developed for the apparent color of an object of any intrinsic color, seen through a given thickness of an atmosphere of any specified optical properties. In deriving this expression, the author has made use of modern theories of the alteration of contrast by the atmosphere. Some examples of the application of this theory are given, and in conclusion it is shown that the visual range of colored objects differs little from that of achromatic objects of the same luminance factor.

© 1950 Optical Society of America

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W. E. K. Middleton, "Errata*: The Colors of Distant Objects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40, 883_5-883 (1950)
https://www.osapublishing.org/josa/abstract.cfm?uri=josa-40-12-883_5

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