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This lab involves using a spectrometer to study the solar spectrum to determine the presence of various elements. The end result is to derive a qualitative solar composition analysis.

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Introductory

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Per lab station:

1 spectrometer/stand
1 spectrometer cover
1 diffraction grating
1 mirror/ring stand
1 hydrogen spectrum tube
1 discharge tube power supply

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