ISOPHOT-S measurements of the zodiacal light: A calibration tool

P. Ábrahám, J. A. Acosta-Pulido, U. Klaas, R. J. Laureijs, Ch Leinert, D. Lemke, A. Moneti, A. Salama

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As part of the ISO calibration programme, we observed the mid-infrared spectrum of the Zodiacal Light at low and high ecliptic latitudes, using the spectrophotometer ISOPHOT-S. In the 6μm to 12μm range the average spectrum can be reproduced with a T = 264 K blackbody. By combining this blackbody spectrum with photometry from COBE/DIRBE, we propose a simple tool to estimate the Zodiacal Light emission between 6μm and 12μm with an accuracy of better than 25%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number419
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Ábrahám, P., Acosta-Pulido, J. A., Klaas, U., Laureijs, R. J., Leinert, C., Lemke, D., Moneti, A., & Salama, A. (1997). ISOPHOT-S measurements of the zodiacal light: A calibration tool. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (419), 119-122.