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Hand Held Spectroscope

ScienceSquirrel - 11-8-2008 at 05:12

Has anyone played around with one of these?

Supposedly they can be used to observe rain bands, absorption or emission lines in lights etc and identify gems.

Similar devices were very popular in Victorian England when amateur science was at it's height.

And here are some spectra obtained with a similar instrument

[Edited on 11-8-2008 by ScienceSquirrel]