> The simple spectroscopy
I recently bought a pocket spectroscope for laboratory use. You can find it at Ali for 5$. It is with glass prism and well build. So I did some test to use with a telescope but did not
bring any good result, so I cut it and strip the optics. Left only the prism and place it inside a eyepiece projection tube. Also place a 17 mm plossl in front of the prism. Result is
a home made spectroscope that I can use for bright star spectrum and light pollution analyses. This task well fitted to my new Vixen VMC110 as the flap mirror help a lot of
locating the targets. Below are my first tests
This is a image of Betelgeuse. The white color is IR spectrum as expected from a Red giant:
This is Sirius system. You can see that most of it is a blue light as expected from a Blue hot giant:
This is led street light spectrum. It is not good that it emits in all the visible spectrum:
This is sky pollution background. Simmilar to the street light spectrum.
To check the polar alignment of your telescope look trough the polar scope. When turning the Ra axis the polar star should move in the exact circle in the eyepiece without any deviation.
Removing the DSLR build in IR-cut filter will give you at least 50% more sensitivity for hydrogen alpha emissions of the nebulas. Also the camera will be more light sensitive at dark allowing you to shoot more faint objects.
We can check what is like to process day shot with similar to astrophotography techniques. It is cloudy in Bulgaria for the next week or so and I took shots of the nearby mountain trough the fog with 200mm lens.
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