For my undergraduate physics lab, we are asked to spend 3 weeks (3 3-hour sessions + any time during the week if I need extra time) doing an experiment of our own choosing. The physics department will provide any experimental tools needed within reason. I have been considering using this time to measure the intensity vs. wavelength of the light emitted from a tungsten filament at different temperatures. I would do this by focusing the emitted light through a lens then separating the wavelengths with a prism and finally detecting the intensity by wavelength with a spectrometer. I would then plot my data against the graph of Planck's law and determine how closely the two fit. Do you think that this would be a good experiment for this lab? Also do you think there are any other tools I would need? Maybe a voltage amplifier to get the Tungsten to a higher temperature? Can you think of any problems I would have? Thanks for your help!