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Author Rayleigh, L. openurl 
  Title The Aurora Line in the Spectrum of the Night Sky Type Journal Article
  Year 1922 Publication Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 100 Issue 705 Pages 367-378  
  Keywords Night Sky Brightness; Airglow  
  Abstract Several observers have found that the green line of unknown origin seen in the Aurora Borealis can also be seen in the sky on ordinary nights, and in comparatively low latitudes.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial (down) 3126  
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Author Roach, F.E.; Gordon, J.L. doi  openurl
  Title The Light of the Night Sky Type Book Whole
  Year 1973 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Natural Sky Brightness; Airglow  
  Abstract Astronomy appears to us as a combination of art, science, and philosophy. Its study puts the universe into perspective, giving a sense of pleasure in its beauty, awe at its immensity, and humility at our trivial place in it. From earliest human history, man has scrutinized the night sky – and wondered and marveled. With unaided eye but perceptive mind, he recognized order in the regular appearance and movements of individual objects, such as the planets and star groups (constellations), in their rhythmic and majestic progressions across the bowl of night. Even in the present era of scientific exactitude, there remains a profound awareness of mysteries beyond our present interpretations. It is only in comparatively recent years, however, that man has recognized that it takes more than conventional astronomy to account for the beauties ofthe night sky. Radiations in the Earth's upper atmosphere provide a foreground light, the study of which has come under a new name, aeronomy. The science of aeronomy has rapidly burgeoned, and the student of the light of the night sky finds that he is involved in an interdisciplinary domain. The 'meat' of one discipline, however, may be the 'poison' of the other. To the astronomer, the Earth's atmosphere, inhibiting his extra-terrestrial viewing, is a serious nuisance. To the aeronomer, the Moon, planets, stars, and Galaxies hamper his measurements and interfere with his studies of the Earth's upper atmosphere. Yet both sets of elements are basic to the beauties as well as to the understanding of the light of the night sky. It is essentially the students of astronomy and aeronomy for whom we have written this book. We also hope, however, that it will present much of interest and value to the bemused sky watcher, for whom some detailed knowledge of the several con-tried to meld these dual objectives to create a broadly based, professionally valid tributors to the nighttinie sky may increase his pleasure in contemplating it. We have treatise that will lead the serious student to deeper probing into the phenomena and will inspire both him and the enthusiastic amateur to an appreciation of that half of their experience which we may refer to as their 'night life'.  
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  Publisher Reidel Publishing Company Place of Publication Dordrecht, Holland Editor  
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Author Strutt, R.J. url  doi
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  Title A photoelectric method of measuring the light of the night sky with studies of the course of variation through the night Type Journal Article
  Year 1929 Publication Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character Abbreviated Journal Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A  
  Volume 124 Issue 794 Pages 395-408  
  Keywords Instrumentation; Natural Sky Brightness; Airglow  
  Abstract The investigations already published on the intensity of the night sky have been made by means of visual photometry, using a convenient instrument with a self-contained luminous source of radioactive origin. Nothing could rival this for simplicity and portability; it is always ready and requires no attention. On the other hand visual photometry is not a very satisfactory process even for ordinary light, and with this faint light it is far from giving the desirable degree of accuracy. I have therefore spent much effort in trying to replace it by some photoelectric method of measurement. A satisfactory method has now been evolved, and will be described, together with the results. A preliminary notice of the earlier results was given in a paper written at the request of Prof. S. Chapman, F. R. S., Chairman of the International Committee on Terrestrial and Solar Relationships, the receipt of which was acknowledged by him on June 19, 1928. The relevant passage is:- “Most of the difficulties have been overcome and preliminary observations have been in progress for some months past. I have been able to follow the changes of intensity from hour to hour on clear nights. Some evidence has been found suggesting diurnal periodicity. The observed intensity nearly always increases between nightfall and midnight, beyond which the observations have not usually been carried.”  
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Author Rayleigh, L. url  doi
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  Title Some Recent Work on the Light of the Night Sky1 Type Journal Article
  Year 1928 Publication Nature Abbreviated Journal Nature  
  Volume 122 Issue 3070 Pages 315-317  
  Keywords Airglow; Natural Sky Brightness  
  Abstract T is now well known that the light of the night sky has little in common with the day sky. When the sun is 18° below the horizon, and the moon also below the horizon, night conditions may be considered to be established. A clear sky is of course necessary for the study of the luminosity. Unlike the day sky, it is found to exhibit very little polarisation. The intensity is considerably below the threshold of colour vision, and subjective impressions about its colour, which is sometimes described by imaginative writers as blue, have no basis in reality.  
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Author Rayleigh, L. url  openurl
  Title The Colour of the Light from the Night Sky Type Journal Article
  Year 1921 Publication Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 99 Issue 696 Pages 10-18  
  Keywords Natural Sky Brightness; Airglow; Skyglow  
  Abstract The general light of the sky at night is very faint, and beyond the observations of Campbell and Slipher, who could always detect the aurora spectrum line in temperate latitudes, nothing appears to be known of its spectroscopic or chromatic character. ...

My own observations, now to be recorded, indicate that at the time and place where I was working little, if any, of the light could be attributed to the green aurora line.
 
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