Comstock refraction formula

Comstock refraction formula

[′käm‚stäk ri′frak·shən ‚fȯr·myə·lə]
(astrophysics)
A formula for the apparent angular displacement of an object outside the earth's atmosphere due to refraction, in terms of the barometric pressure, the temperature of the atmosphere, and the observed zenith distance.
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