Prism Spectroscope Designs

  • Ken M. Harrison
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The first astronomical application of the spectroscope was to use a prism in front of the telescope objective. This allowed early scientists to develop their theories of star classifications from the observed spectra. The last chapter gave details of how to calculate the deviation and dispersion of prisms.


Camera Lens Collimate Beam Astronomical Application Order Image Objective Prism 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken M. Harrison
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  1. 1.CobhamUK

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