Study of the spectroscopic binary [alpha] Andromedae

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Study of the spectroscopic binary [alpha] Andromedae

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dc.contributor.author Wylie, C. C. (Charles Clayton), b. 1886 en
dc.coverage.spatial Andromeda (Constellation)
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-05T18:04:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-05T18:04:09Z
dc.date.issued 1912
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15658
dc.description Typescript
dc.description Title on piece contains symbol for alpha
dc.description Last 17 leaves are blank
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri 1912
dc.description.abstract Spectrum analysis may perhaps be said to date from the year 1666 when Sir Isaac Newton discovered that rays of light of different colors are of different refrangibility. Later he discovered that a beam of white light coming from a small round opening and passed through a prism would be spread out into a band of color. Fraunhoffer in 1823 substituted for the round hole a narrow slit, and found that in the case of the sun the band of color was crossed by many fine dark lines. He also turned the instrument on some of the brighter stars, and found their spectra in general different from that of the sun. For example some showed bright lines. But the true explanation of the bright and dark lines remained a mystery until the announcement in 1859 of Kirchoff's famous law.
dc.format.extent [17], 27 leaves, 5 leaves of plates
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri
dc.relation.ispartof Theses and Dissertations (MU)
dc.subject.lcsh Astronomical spectroscopy
dc.subject.lcsh Variable stars
dc.subject.lcsh Double stars
dc.title Study of the spectroscopic binary [alpha] Andromedae en
dc.type Thesis
thesis.degree.discipline Astronomy
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri
thesis.degree.name Masters
thesis.degree.level M.A.
dc.identifier.merlin b2497562x
dc.identifier.oclc 26996161
dc.description.digitization Digitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2012.
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