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A comprehensive glossary of stellar spectroscopy. Includes absorption lines, atoms and the chemical element,  chemical classes of stars, classifying stars, distances from spectra, double stars, electromagnetic spectrum, emission lines, interacting double stars, ions, isotopes, luminosity classes, molecules, planets, radiation by matter, radioactivity reflection, refraction, and dispersion, single-line double stars, spectral sequence, spectral classes, spectral sequence, the spectrograph, subdwarfs, velocities, visual spectrum
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- Fundamentals
= Spectra
- Stars
- Color
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Lecture/Presentation
- Reference Material
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image credit: N.A.Sharp, NOAO/NSO/Kitt Peak FTS/AURA/NSF; image source. This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from January 1, 2007 until January 16, 2007. View the feature here!

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© 1998 James B. Kaler
absorption, electromagnetic, emission, luminosity, photon, radioactive, spectrum, tutorial
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