American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A spectroscope equipped to photograph or otherwise record spectra.
- n. A spectrogram.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus designed to give a representation of the spectrum from any source, particularly one in which photography is employed; a spectroscope in which a sensitive photographic plate takes the placeof the eyepiece of the observing telescope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An apparatus for photographing or mapping a spectrum.
- n. A photograph or picture of a spectrum.
- n. a photographic record of a spectrum
- n. a spectroscope by which spectra can be photographed
- spectro- + -graph (Wiktionary)
“The tip-off was its spectrum, the rainbow of colors that appears when starlight is smeared out in an instrument called a spectrograph.”
“A spectrum is created when an instrument called a spectrograph spreads light from an object apart into a rainbow of different wavelengths.”
“NASA calls the spectrograph is its primary black-hole hunter.”
“Mayor worked alongside an international team of scientists who made the observation using the low-mass-exoplanet hunting device known as the HARPS spectrograph, which is attached to the 3.6 meter ESO telescope at La Silla, Chile.”
“With Saturday's camera remedy, fixing the spectrograph is a bonus.”
“The astronomers used an instrument on Spitzer, called a spectrograph, to break apart the star's light and look for fingerprints of chemicals, in what is called a spectrum.”
“It was among a trove of 50 exoplanets they detected around nearby stars using a spectrograph called the High Accuracy Radial-velocity Planet Searcher HARPS, which is based at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.”
“Among the proposed components is a spectrograph instrument called Harmoni.”
“My Taurus .357 was lying next to the busted spectrograph, just a few steps away.”
“At the time, the instrument—CRIRES, or the cryogenic high-resolution infrared echelle spectrograph—may have been the most powerful land-based astronomical instrument in the world for identifying and characterizing gases such as methane on distant planets and stars, allowing for a more precise locating of the methane plumes than ever before.”
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