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Photograph of the Solar Spectrum

Photograph of the Solar Spectrum

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Description
Henry Draper (1837-1882) took this glass-plate photograph of the solar spectrum at his observatory at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Solar Spectrum
Photograph of the Solar Spectrum
Physical Description
cloth tape (overall material)
glass (overall material)
photo emulsion (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial:.16 cm x 6.9 cm x 8.1 cm; 1/16 in x 2 11/16 in x 3 3/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 1/8 in; 6.985 cm x 8.255 cm x.3175 cm
ID Number
PH.319780
accession number
240151
catalog number
319780
Credit Line
Department of Physics, New York University
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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