Spectrophotometry of the zodiacal light
- J. F. James1
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 1998
Received: 7 October 1997
Accepted: 8 March 1998
Published: 6 June 2014
The history of zodiacal light spectrometry follows faithfully the history of optical detection technology. Each new design effort has resulted in the harnessing of new and more efficient detectors to the problem, and with each new development the quality of the spectra obtained has improved. This article traces the development of the technique from its beginnings in the 1950’s to the spectrographs of the present day.