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The Solar Spectrum

Nature volume 6, page 492 | Download Citation

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UPON reading the communication from Capt. Herschel in your number for October 3, upon the solar spectrum, I seem to remember a letter from a correspondent being published some year or more ago in your page, in which it was stated the writer had seen the bright lines near the sun's limb with one of Browning's direct vision prism spectroscopes, the instrument being placed on the back of a swing looking-glass as a stand. The dispersion of this instrument would be probably rather more than that of one angular prism. I am bound to say that I have been unable myself, up to the present time, to do more than see a bright line near D, superposed on the solar spectrum, with such an instrument as, however, for other purposes, is a most convenient and sufficiently powerful one.

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