flame spectrum

flame spectrum

[′flām ‚spek·trəm]
(spectroscopy)
An emission spectrum obtained by evaporating substances in a nonluminous flame.
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Secchi himself identified these bands as being due to carbon, which he deduced by comparing the stellar spectra to the flame spectrum of paraffin in a laboratory.