Educational Spectrophotometer Kit

Product Code: OS-8537


PASCO’s Educational Spectrophotometer teaches basic optical principles and allows quantitative measurements rivaling those of more expensive units.

When the Spectrophotometer is used with PASCO Capstone, students can explore the relationship between angle, wavelength and intensity and graph the spectral lines from discharge tubes. Lines from mercury, sodium, helium, neon, krypton and argon can be plotted— even the lines of the Balmer series in hydrogen can be detected.

Students can also analyze the transmission characteristics of filters, chemical solutions and even the absorption spectrum of a leaf. Few instruments can be used to teach so many aspects of science.


  • Collimating Slits: Set of 5 slits ranging from 0.1-1.5 mm.
  • Collimating Lens: 100 mm focal length, 50 mm dia. coated lens.
  • Diffraction Grating: High-quality, 600 lines/mm grating strongly blazed in the first order.
  • Focusing Lens: 100 mm focal length, 50 mm dia. coated lens.

What’s Included

  • 1x Spectrophotometer Table
  • 1x Rotating Arm
  • 1x Collimating Slits and Lens
  • 1x Focusing Lens
  • 1x Diffraction Grating and Holder
  • 2x Track Rod Clamp (ME-9836)

Required Accessories

1x Basic Optics System OS-8515C
1x Aperture Bracket OS-8534A
1x PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor PS-2120A
1x PASPORT High Sensitivity Light Sensor PS-2176
1x Rotary Motion Sensor CI-6538
1x High-Sensitivity Light Sensor CI-6604

Recommended Accessories

Spectral Tube Power Supply and Mount SE-9460

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