Spectroscope apparatus for Solar spectrum research

Made:
1839-1860 in England
designer:
William Herschel
maker:
Unknown

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Herschel's infra red apparatus. Prismatic apparatus for photographic researches on the solar spectrum. Consists of 2
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Herschel's infra red apparatus. Prismatic apparatus for photographic researches on the solar spectrum. Consists of 2
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Prismatic apparatus for photographic researches on the solar spectrum. Consists of 2 glass prisms in mount, large objective glass lens and long, hooped framework covered with velvet for darkness and vertical bracket for paper scale. Used by John Herschel in his investigations of the solar spectrum's affects on photosensitive material using a waterfilled prim (See note)

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Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1876-565
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), cotton (textile), glass, mahogany (wood), paper (fibre product), sisal (fibre)
Measurements:
apparatus: 165 mm x 915 mm x 115 mm, Wt. 2.52kg
fabric cover: 65 mm x 240 mm x 200 mm, ,
type:
spectrograph
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • optical instrument component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • spectroscope
credit:
Mr. J. Herschel-Shorland.
status:
Permanent collection

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