Direct vision hand held spectroscope

Made:
1867 in London
maker:
John Browning

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Direct vision hand held spectroscope by Browning, London for observing the spectra of meteors and stars with wooden case. The Royal Society instrument is likely to have been used to view the spectra of the Sun's corona on the official British expedition sent to India for the 1868 solar eclipse.

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Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1900-135
Materials:
brass, glass, incomplete and wood
type:
spectroscope - direct vision
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • spectroscope
credit:
The Royal Society

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