Definitions for magnetograph
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A instrument for measuring changes in the direction and intensity of magnetic fields
an automatic instrument for registering, by photography or otherwise, the states and variations of any of the terrestrial magnetic elements
Origin: [Magneto- + -graph.]
A magnetograph is one of two types of scientific instrument: ⁕A special type of magnetometer that records a time plot of the local magnetic field near the instrument; or ⁕A telescope capable of producing magnetograms: maps of the magnetic field strength and/or direction on a distant object such as the Sun, using the Zeeman splitting or other spectral signatures of magnetization.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
An apparatus for recording variations in magnetic elements. One type includes a magnetic needle to which a concave mirror is attached. The light ray from the mirror is reflected upon sensitized paper where its movements are photographically reproduced. The movements of the spot are due to the movements of the needle and act as the record of the same.
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