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Image number: RS.10068
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Spectra from light shone through prisms

Date

1817

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 250mm
width (print): 195mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics

Content object

Description

Optical diagrams showing light shone through prisms and the resulting spectral patterns. Four figures numbered 15a-15b and 16a-16b.

Plate 8 from the monograph “Merkwurdige phanomene an und durch verschiedene prismen: zur richtigen wurdigung der Newton'schen und der von Gothe'schen farbenlehre”, [Remarkable phenomena at and through different prisms to correct Newton’s and Goethe’s theories of colours] by Johann Friedrich Christian Werneburg (Nuremberg, 1817). Engraved top right “Tabula 8”

J F C Werneburg (1777-1851) was a Professor at the University of Jena.

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