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Book, Spectrum Analysis

This is a Book. It was written by Henry E. Roscoe.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1869. Its medium is lithograph on paper.

When a pure metal is burned and viewed through a spectroscope (an instrument used to measure the wavelengths of light refracted or diffracted from an object) each element gives off unique spectra, a sort of color fingerprint. Spectral analysis led to the discovery of new elements, and allowed scientists to determine the composition of distant planets and stars.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, QC451 .R793.

  • Drawing (USA)
  • color pencil, graphite on cream wove paper.
  • Gift of the Estate of John De Cesare.
  • 1982-25-65

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 24 × 62 cm (9 7/16 × 24 7/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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