from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spectroscope equipped to photograph or otherwise record spectra.
- n. A spectrogram.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A machine for recording spectra, producing spectrograms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for photographing or mapping a spectrum.
- n. A photograph or picture of a spectrum.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a photographic record of a spectrum
- n. a spectroscope by which spectra can be photographed
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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