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Prisms, Gratings and Spectroscopes

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

Abstract

Spectroscopes come in all shapes and sizes, a bit like telescopes. Some are designed to be better for obtaining stellar spectra, others are made for solar and extended objects such as planets, nebulae, and deep sky objects (DSO’s). Spectroscopes are based on using prisms, transmission gratings, or reflection gratings, and depending on their use, they may or may not include an entrance slit.

Keywords

Light Loss Star Image Plate Scale Theoretical Resolution Transmission Grating 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken M. Harrison
    • 1
  1. 1.CobhamUK

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