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  • noun Plural form of spectrograph.


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  • The payloads -- ultraviolet telescopes known as spectrographs -- are being built at CU-Boulder's Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy and will be launched from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico beginning in 2010.

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  • And all the while he was inventing and building cameras and spectrographs.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • It could take the spectra of hundreds of thousands of galaxies—the same survey with current spectrographs would take several thousand years—and the images of tens of millions of galaxies.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • The Sloan had two spectrographs mounted behind the primary mirror on either side of the camera; the camera can come and go, but the spectrographs stay put.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • He noticed that on top of Bloomberg was a telescope dome and wondered what kind of telescope was in it, so he asked Alan Uomoto, who was building the spectrographs, about it.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • They worked two per night and made all the nightly decisions about whether to observe, when to open up, whether to use the camera or spectrographs, what parts of the sky to point to, when to close.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • So while astronomers could make marvelous photographs and spectrographs (which break down light for analysis) of individual objects, they had trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

    To Infinity . . .

  • Alan Uomoto and Steve Smee at Hopkins had finished the spectrographs and in the spring of 1999 had installed them on the telescope.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • But on October 19, 1999, an Apache Point engineer named Jon Brinkmann was showing another engineer, John Briggs, where on the telescope the spectrographs were mounted.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Once the spectrographs were installed, Uomoto moved on to other projects, and Smee—being a barely trained, soft-money engineer no longer getting paid—went off to graduate school to get a PhD in mechanical engineering.

    A Grand and Bold Thing


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