The most brilliant colors to be seen are the spectral colors, that is, the colors of the rainbow or those seen when white light is viewed through a prism or through a spectroscope. Anyone who has not done so should seek out some opportunity to view sunlight through a spectroscope to appreciate the brilliance and variety of these colors.


Night Vision Pure Color Saturated Color Color Television Fluorescent Color 


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  • Manuel Robbins

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