Harvard classification

/ (ˈhɑːvəd) /

noun

a classification of stars based on the characteristic spectral absorption lines and bands of the chemical elements presentSee spectral type

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Word Origin for Harvard classification

C20: named after the observatory at Harvard, Massachusetts, where it was prepared and published as part of The Henry Draper Catalogue (1924)

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