spectroscopy information sought

14 years 2 months ago #26970 by Jared Macphester
spectroscopy information sought was created by Jared Macphester
Anyone here doing any sort of spec. work with their scopes.
I just need some basic information on entry level requirments.
Experience rather than theory.
How, where, what - that sort of information.

Thanks

JMP

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14 years 2 months ago #26971 by albertw
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Anyone here doing any sort of spec. work with their scopes.
I just need some basic information on entry level requirments.
Experience rather than theory.
How, where, what - that sort of information.


I've done just enough to get through a project really.

There is a book that explains the basics - Practical Amateur Spectroscopy by Stephen F. Tonkin. Though you might do better to study www.astroman.fsnet.co.uk/spectro.htm

The simplest option is to buy a grating from rainbow optics www.starspectroscope.com/ Thats basically a plug and play kit.

If you want a more DIY approach you can find prisms or gratings for sale online (I got mine from ebay) and then bolt it together yourself. I broke down an old pair of binoculars for the lenses, but that might not be necessary depending on what you want to do.

I managed to get passable spectra of the brightest stars using just a grating and the camera.

www.astrosurf.com/vdesnoux/ is the software I used, though the link seems down at the minute.

Sorry for the rushed reply, I'm just leaving work.

Cheers,
~Albert

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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