Types of Spectroscopes

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


There are basically four or five designs of spectroscope of interest to the amateur astronomer. Each has its use, and each varies greatly in complexity, spectral resolution, and type of object that can be satisfactorily observed.


Entrance Slit Camera Lens Collimate Beam Free Spectral Range Spherical Mirror 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken M. Harrison
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  1. 1.CobhamUK

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