School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Of-3 Spectral Sources (2)

Published: Wednesday 15 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate the spectrum of various sources using a spectrometer.

Apparatus

Diagrams

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Spectral Sources Setup Pic

Spectral Sources Diagram2

Description

The spectrometer is aligned in the normal way to produce a spectrum at the position of minimum deviation. The telescope is swung out of position and replaced with the video camera focussed on infinity. The colour camera gives a fairly faithful rendition of the spectral lines.

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