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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Spectroscope"

Spectroscope [DeVore]

A set of 360 phrases of words that correspond with each of the 360 degrees of the wheel of the zodiac, from Aries 1 to 30 to Pisces 1 to 30. The Sabian Symbols describe each individual degree through A device whereby to disperse and separate a beam of radiation into its component wave lengths. Spectroscopic observation of moving bodies shows that with an approaching body there is a shift to the violet end, while with a receding body the shift is toward the red end: the angular amount of the shift proportional to the velocity of motion of the light source and inversely to the wave length and velocity of the light. This is a confirmation of the altered astrological influence resulting from motion toward or away from a gravitational center, and with or contra to the orbital motion of the controlling body.


See also: ♦ Stars ♦ Emission Spectrum ♦ Spectral Sequence ♦ Spectral Class


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