Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1991. 29: 89-127
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ULTRAVIOLET BACKGROUND RADIATION

Richard C. Henry

Center for Astrophysical Sciences, The
Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218


Key Words: extragalactic, dust scattering, neutrinos, hydrogen fluorescence


Table of Contents

CONTEXT
The Cosmic Background Spectrum
The Importance of the Diffuse Ultraviolet Background

A SAMPLE OF DATA
HI 1216 Å Lyman alpha Radiation
Radiation from Terrestrial OI
Radiation from Terrestrial NO
Shuttle Glow
Stars
Dark Current
Cosmic Ultraviolet Background Radiation

ZODIACAL LIGHT AND THE COSMIC BACKGROUND LONGWARD OF 1800 Å

RADIATION BETWEEN 912 AND 1216 Å

THE BACKGROUND 1216 TO 1800 Å
Example of a Data Set
Apollo 17
Example of a Conflict
Apollo-Soyuz
Evidence For Scattering From Dust?
More Evidence For Scattering From Dust?
More Observations
UVX

CONCLUSIONS
Spectral Structure in the Diffuse Ultraviolet Background
Is There Light Scattered From Dust?
Diffuse Cosmic Ultraviolet Background Radiation

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

REFERENCES

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