Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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the doppler shift

after C.J. Doppler (1803-1853)

Doppler shift is a shift of characteristics of a frequency spectrum (such as spectral lines) because of the doppler effect. A doppler speed can be calculated from a doppler shift. A doppler shift of light to smaller frequencies is called redshift, and a doppler shift to greater frequencies blueshift.