Definition of Littrow spectrograph
: a spectrograph in which dispersion is produced by a prism backed by a reflecting metallic film so that the light traverses the prism twice
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Origin and Etymology of littrow spectrograph
after Joseph Johann von Littrow †1840 Austrian astronomer and mathematician
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