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Continuous Spectrum over Melbourne

Continuous Spectrum over Melbourne

OK, It’s just a rainbow. A rainbow appears when the light from the Sun is split into its component colours as it passes through water in the Earth’s atmosphere.

A Backyard AstroScience team is currently exploring Spectroscopy using their telescope and a Grating to split the light into its unique spectrum. The next step analyse each of the images using RSPEC to see how much science we can extract.

Sirius Spectrum
Procyon Spectrum

 

Spectroscopic Analysis