Setting Up the Spectroscope

  • Ken M. Harrison
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Getting and recording images of spectra is what it’s all about. The easiest way to start is to use your prism or transmission grating in front of the camera lens or telescope objective. This objective prism/grating setup can allow you to record the stellar absorption and emission lines at low resolution. You’ll need a tracking platform or equatorial mounting properly polar aligned


Deviation Angle Camera Lens Transmission Grating Thread Section Stellar Absorption 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken M. Harrison
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  1. 1.CobhamUK

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