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|Cycle 23 STIS Instrument Handbook|
We provide a table of the “high” sky background numbers as plotted in Figure 6.1, Sky Background Intensity as a Function of Wavelength., for easy reference. See the text and the caption in Figure 6.1 for more details. The high sky values are defined as the earthshine at 38° from the limb and by the high zodiacal light of mV = 22.1 arcsec-2. The contributions of the geocoronal emission lines are tabulated separately in Table 6.5.
High Zodiacal Light
Table 6.5: Geocoronal (Airglow) Emission Lines
erg/s/cm2/ erg/s/cm2/ erg s/cm2/ Lyα