Emission from the Terrestrial Atmosphere

A spectrum of emission by the terrestrial atmosphere. In the spectral region above 700 nm, this emission is dominated by strong lines from the OH molecule. By observing in "windows" of low OH emission, such as those around 820 or 920 nm, the "noise" caused by the OH-emission is strongly reduced and it is possible to detect fainter celestial objects.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0314a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 May 2003
Related releases:eso0314
Size:1516 x 727 px

About the Object

Name:Earth
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
• X - Solar System

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