BRIXIIS Astronomical Observatory

Copyright © All rights reserved. Made By Erik Bryssinck  Terms of use  |  Privacy policy

Archive Modification B&W Quickcam  Modification Vesta Webcam  Buildingproject Genesis camera  Synta EQ6 equatorial mount
Contact Form

 BASS - Basic astr.

Why astronomical spectroscopy ?

Spectroscopy is second to photography with regards to importance. It was the photography of spectra that birthed Astrophysics.  The term spectra is defined as the entire electro-magnetic wavelength.

Spectroscopy began in 1666 when Sir Isaac Newton discovered that white light passing through a glass prism split the light into a rainbow. To confirm this, Newton passed the rainbow through another prism and it recombined into white light.

Spectroscopy took off in the 19th century when Joseph Fraunhofer took a spectra of the Sun and noticed dark lines in the spectra.  In 1857, Gustav Kirchhoff and Robert Bunsen experimented with laboratory chemical spectra and determined that each chemical element has its own unique spectral signature - called spectral lines. Furthermore, Kirchhoff summarized the three important elements of spectra, called Kirchhoff's Laws.

Why comet observations ?

BRIXIIS astronomical Observatory:


Astronomical spectroscopy as a new and fascinating observational technic of stars and comets

Interesting Links:

 VVS - Vereniging voor sterrenkunde

 Spectroscopie VSRUG

 Spc-Audace dutch manual

 BAA - Spectroscopy

 Astroforum - spectroscopie

 Catalog - comet emission lines

 ISIS - astronomical

 Spc-Audace with Audela software