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Amateur Spectroscopy

Author: Maurice Gavin
DOI: 10.1888/0333750888/5522
Published: April 2003

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Spectroscopy (see ASTRONOMICAL SPECTROSCOPY) has seen a revival of late. Pioneers in the 19th century such as Angelo Secchi and William Huggins observed spectra visually via large refractors under pristine skies. While the eye can comprehend the brilliant solar spectrum and a few brighter stars aided by a telescope, even low spectral dispersion greatly dilutes starlight. Photo-film can marginally ...
ASTRONOMICAL SPECTROSCOPY
CCDS, FILTERS AND CCD PHOTOMETRY FOR AMATEURS

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