The Diffraction Grating Micrometer

  • Andreas Maurer
  • R. W. Argyle
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Diffraction influences telescopic images by the effect it has on incoming starlight as we have seen in Chap. 10. It can also be used as the basis for a simple micrometer.


Position Angle Spectral Class Double Star Bottom Flange Order Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Maurer
  • R. W. Argyle
    • 1
  1. 1.WaterbeachUK

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