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  Gegenschein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gegenschein (German for counterglow) is a faint brightening of the night sky in the region of the ecliptic directly opposite the Sun.
The gegenschein appears as a softly glowing oval region a few degrees wide and 10-15° in length, oriented along the plane of the ecliptic.
The intensity of gegenschein is (relatively) enhanced because (a) each dust particle is seen in full phase, and (b) the backscattering geometry leads to constructive interference.
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 "Zodiacal Light and the Gegenschein" -- skw9810h
The zodiacal light and the gegenschein (German for "counter-glow"), which are often easily seen in the tropics, are most readily seen in the morning sky for our latitude in September and October.
The gegenschein is a faint spot of light in the sky, diametrically opposite Sun.
Cometary dust and dust generated by collisions among the asteroids are believed responsible for the maintenance of the dust cloud producing the zodiacal light and the gegenschein.
www.as.wvu.edu /~jel/skywatch/skw9810h.html   (555 words)

  
 The Hunter Gegenschein -- A story by Keith Croes
Gegenschein never raised a finger to help me, though at one point, at the edge of my vision, I saw him reach for something near the communications panel.
Gegenschein backed the Diana out to geosynchronous orbit over the day side and began to sift through the animals that lay ahead of the swath of our hunt, flashing one after another on the telescope monitors.
Gegenschein stared straight ahead as I docked the gut shuttle, and as soon as the atmospheres had equalized he was out of the cab.
www.croes.com /stories/thehunte.html   (10274 words)

  
 gegenschein - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
GEGENSCHEIN [gegenschein] or counterglow, a slight brightening of the night sky in the region of the zodiac directly opposite the sun, i.e., 180° from the sun.
It is possible that these particles are part of a tail of the earth, extending away from the sun like the tail of a comet.
The gegenschein is one of several sky glows, as is the zodiacal light.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/g/gegensch.asp   (210 words)

  
 Gegenschein and Zodiacal Light
The best time to look for the Gegenschein (German, for “counter glow”) is around midnight, in the area of the ecliptic that is highest in the sky; i.e.
The Gegenschein is a faint blob of light in the sky and, like the Zodiacal Light, its spectrum is identical to that of Sun, which again suggests it is sunlight reflected off meteoric dust.
It has been reported that, under the very best viewing conditions, the Zodiacal Light has been observed extending all the way up to the Gegenschein (or vice versa, if you prefer.) Similarly, a glow was observed in the direction of the Leonid radiant during Leonid storm activity in the 1800’s.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/amateur_astronomy/104998   (550 words)

  
 northanger: the gegenschein
At night this glow is known as the gegenschein (German for "counter glow"), and can be seen as a faint glow in an extremely dark sky, as pictured above.
He also discovered the gegenschein in 1854, and one NGC object: the globular cluster NGC 6539.
He observed at Altona, Germany and later at Žamberk (at the time called Senftenberg) in the present-day Czech Republic at the observatory in a castle (today a museum) belonging to Baron John Parish (an Englishman, also known as Freiherr von Senftenberg).
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 APOD: June 25, 1999 - The Gegenschein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
the gegenschein (German for "counter glow"), and can be seen as a faint glow in an extremely dark sky, as
These dust particles are millimeter sized splinters from asteroids and orbit in the ecliptic plane of the planets.
The gegenschein is distinguished from zodiacal light by the high angle of reflection.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap990625.html   (119 words)

  
 APOD Search Results for "gegenschein"
The cause of the glory is relatively complex.
astronomy, where the looking out from the Earth in the direction opposite the Sun yields a bright spot called the gegenschein.
The gegenschein is sunlight back-scattered off small dust particles.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /cgi-bin/apod/apod_search?gegenschein   (373 words)

  
 (meteorobs) Re:Gegenschein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Lew, I would have mentioned the Gegenschein except that it is located close to winter Milky Way and may still be invisible.
It should be far enough away to see once the moon is out of the way later next week.
FYI-the Gegenschein is also silhouetted against the summer Milky Way in the months of May and June and is also hopelessly lost amongst the stellar background during those months.
www.meteorobs.org /maillist/msg20719.html   (93 words)

  
 gegenschein - OneLook Dictionary Search
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GEGENSCHEIN : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Gegenschein : Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy [home, info]
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for gegenschein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
gegenschein GEGENSCHEIN [gegenschein] or counterglow, a slight brightening of the night sky in the region of the zodiac directly opposite the sun, i.e., 180° from the sun.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "gegenschein" at HighBeam.
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 Gegenschein - delivery receipt (German to English translation glossary) Contract,Law: Contract(s),Bus/Financial
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Die Annahme der Leistung is die körperliche Entgegennahme durch den Empfänger.
Sie wird auf dem Gegenschein bestätigt, ist jedoch nicht die Anerkennung der Leistung als Erfüllung.
www.proz.com /kudoz/414770   (215 words)

  
 Re: (meteorobs) CALL FOR OBSERVATIONS: Gegenschein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
At 07:04 AM 2/13/98 PST, John (Polard@usa.net) asked: >Hi, this may be a stupid question but what is the gegenschein?
:("Gegenschein" is a German word - it means literally "counter-glow".
If you ever have the pleasure of observing from a DARK observing site, you will begin to notice that, even without light pollution, the sky is NOT uniformly bright all over.
www.meteorobs.org /maillist/msg06992.html   (305 words)

  
 Gegenschein 75, October 1996
I've been doing Gegenschein since about 1972, mostly to keep in contact with SF fans and friends around the world.
Dear Eric, I see by the Gegenschein mailing label that the news has not yet reached you; please don't be too startled or dismayed by the next sentence.
I see that it is in sequence with the earlier issue I acknowledged in my letter of January 24, 1995, so it is over a year that has passed between my receiving issues.
www.fanac.org /fanzines/Gegenschein/geg75.htm   (16140 words)

  
 Gegenschein 84
I received your email re Gegenschein when I logged on at 5am this morning, after which I looked up the website and browsed through the recent issues; and then, when the mail arrived in the early afternoon, I received the hard copy of the same.
Also, I would be interested in seeing a list of your books (not that I can afford anything much at the moment as I'm about to head off to the World Fantasy Convention in London).
I will be sending this letter electronically via Yvonne's work e- mail address (yvonne_penney@email.whirlpool.com), and you can e- mail me the next few issues, but if it's okay with you, I'd also like to receive a paper fanzine, to see what the differences are, and see for myself which of the two I'd prefer.
www.fanac.org /fanzines/Gegenschein/geg84.htm   (16442 words)

  
 Gegenschein light - position calculator
The Gegenschein is very faint light seen on the ecliptic, 180
Good for 1950 to 2050, based on low accuracy coordinates of the Sun
Read more (in Hebrew) about the Gegenschein in the Hebrew Astropedia of the TAU AstroClub.
wise-obs.tau.ac.il /~eran/Wise/Util/Gegenschein.html   (96 words)

  
 A.Word.A.Day -- gegenschein
A faint oval patch of light directly opposite the sun in the night sky, caused by reflection of sunlight by dust particles.
[From German Gegenschein, from gegen (against) + Schein (glow).]
"Orbiting Gemini astronauts carried out photographic experiments designed by Dr. Ney in 1965 to explain enigmatic phenomena like gegenschein and zodiacal light, faint glows found even in the darkest night sky." Wolfgang Saxon; Edward P. Ney, 75; Searched the Skies for Cosmic Particles; The New York Times; Aug 12, 1996.
www.wordsmith.org /words/gegenschein.html   (140 words)

  
 A Dictionary of Weather: gegenschein @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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gegenschein [German: ‘counter glow’ ] A slightly brighter area of the zodiacal band occasionally observed at night in the...
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 gegenschein - English-French Dictionary - WordReference.com
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