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Abstract A catalogue was compiled in the author's previous paper (Jones, 1969) of the relative brightness of 199 lunar features as observed at phase angles of 2°.1, 17°.5, 32°.5, 46°.2, 59°.4 and 72°.1 before full Moon, in the wavelength interval 5500 to 7000 Å. The present paper is concerned with an interpretation of this data in terms of the uniformity of the photometric function of the lunar surface. If due account is taken of the effect of second order scattering it is found that all the survey points studied scatter light according to the same photometric function independent of the type of terrain on which they are located.
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