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An instrument used to display or record spectra, as from electromagnetic or sound waves.
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(spĕk′trō-grăf) [″ + Gr. graphein, to write]
An instrument designed to photograph spectra on a sensitive photographical plate.

mass spectrograph

A device that separates ions of different masses by employing a magnetic field to deflect them as they travel along a given path.
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In the absence of gravity and movement, radiation from the iron atom would produce a single spike on the craft's spectrograph, corresponding to an energy of 6.4 kiloelectron volts.
To correct the blurred images, the mirrors block off the aberrated rays and redirect corrected beams through apertures on the Hubble's spectrographs and cameras.
Hence the term 'astrophotonics', which promotes the notion that systems and components such as laser frequency combs, complex filters based on fibre Bragg gratings, miniaturised spectrographs (arrayed waveguide gratings, planar echelle gratings), integrated optics interferometric beam combiners, etc.
Their observing program is now completed by new observations with the more accurate HARPS-N spectrograph.
Motivated by the desire to provide simple yet powerful instruments for amateurs to do serious research, in 2003 French amateur astronomers Francois Cochard, Olivier Thizy, Christian Buil, and Yvon Rieugne designed what was to become Lhires, a commercial high-resolution spectrograph for amateurs.
This spectrograph makes observations a lot easier and much more efficient, especially because less observation time is required to cover a large spectral range," explained Sana.
The NIST comb has the inherent capability to measure star wobble of just a few centimeters per second, 100 times better, although limitations in the spectrograph and in the stability of the star itself may constrain the ultimate precision.
Headwall's aberration-corrected imaging spectrograph is the only spectral engine that offers the degree of optical precision and image resolution necessary to use hyperspectral imaging to exploit the potential of remote sensing.
But Hubble's sensitive new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS), the only one of its kind, has dramatically improved the quality of information regarding the gaseous envelope of galaxies, said Todd Tripp, leader of the team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The series employs both a traditional crossed Czerny Turner spectrograph (Quest X) as well as an unfolded Czerny Turner spectrograph (Quest U) which minimizes stray light in the UV region.
Hubble will get two powerful new instruments: the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS).
Using a spectrograph on the Keck II Telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, astronomers have found that the diameter of Andromeda's disk spans about 220,000 light-years.