Old 22-04-2019, 02:18 PM
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Hi all
I've recently purchased the defraction grating filter from

After reading about doing actual science at home with the equipment I have has a lot of appeal . I'm fascinated by spectroscopy as it seems that a lot of what we know has been found by spectral analysis. So now I'm on the road of learning about this fascinating subject. The ease and near intuition of the software is pretty amazing. I am definitely a beginner in this area. Does anyone out there use the rspec filter and software? Managed to teach themselves ? If so what do you think? Would be great to hear how you find it.
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Old 22-04-2019, 03:30 PM
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There are a few members on IIS with the SA100 gratings and some with more complex slit spectrographs (which provide better resolution)

I say using the SA100 is "Spectroscopy 101"

My webpage may be helpful.

I use BASS project for my spectral processing...
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Old 22-04-2019, 07:11 PM
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Hi Ken
Thanks for the reply. Yes Im definitely at the 101 stage. I had a brief look at your website which will take me a while to go through, very informative. Ill follow up on some of the resources as well.

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Howdy, I use the SA100 with year 12 students to capture and classify spectra. They get a real buzz out of it when they see how close they get to the right subclass. I however find the calibration for instrument response a little clunky. Tom from R-Spec has been a champion in helping us.
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