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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Atmospheric Extinction"

Atmospheric Extinction [Astro*Index]

An effect of the atmosphere, which dims the light reaching us from distant objects by absorbing and dispersing it. The effect is greatest on the horizon, and vanishes at the zenith.

See also: ♦ Horizon ♦ Zenith


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