541. EUVE Survey Observations of the Moon (J. McDonald, 1993)


Owing to the geometry of the six-month all-sky survey phase of the mission, EUVE has several times observed the Moon. The Sun is far too intense to be observed directly by EUVE's highly sensitive detectors, so solar EUV variations can be most directly observed by EUVE in lunar reflection. Observations of the Moon can also tell us of the composition and texture of the lunar surface as well as the nature of the local EUV background radiation. Preliminary survey images and analysis are presented.



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