Seeing The Spectrum

By:Tari Jones & Josias Gabriel

Spectroscope

Yesterday as a group we studied about spectrum's and how they work. We used a spectroscope to measure the light of a spectrum and identify the materials of all colors.


Spectroscopy- The study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy. To see this interaction between the matter and radiated energy we used a spectroscope. The spectroscope breaks up the wavelengths so we can see each individual wave length. It separates, white light from a star into a very wide spectrum of colors much wider than a normal prism does. When spread very wide, black lines appear in the spectrum (Dark-Line Spectrum). A continuous spectrum consist of a smooth transition of colors.