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Published June 1, 1966 | Published
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The 10-micron limb darkening of Venus


Observations of 8- to 14-ยต flux from diametric scans of Venus with the 200-inch Hale telescope have been made. The reduced data indicate an unexpected brightening near the Cytherean limb. The data show a more complicated atmospheric structure than postulated by published models. Horizontal inhomogeneity of the emission complicates the interpretation.

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Copyright 1966 by the American Geophysical Union. (Manuscript received January 31, 1966.) I thank Dr. G. Neugebauer for many helpful comments. This work was supported by NASA grant NsG 56-60. Contribution No. 1395.

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