Hi all, I recently became interested in spectroscopy after a friend of mine from the local club mentioned it. I have recently (last few months) purchased Prism Advanced v10, and I have also piggy-backed my DSLR onto my scope so that I now have 3 cameras potentially available. This was suggested as something I could do while waiting for astronomical dark and the start of imagining time, but I think I could potentially be able to have Prism do an automatic observation of my imaging target while I use the DSLR for spectroscopy.
I've just done a tiny bit of cursory overview, and started looking at the "Star Analyser 100" grating. At first I was thinking this might be a no-brainer because I have the ZWO 8 slot filter wheel and I think I may have finally found my 8th slot... then I looked at the calculator and since my ZWO 1600mm-cool is screwed directly into the filter wheel I don't have enough backspacing there for it. I could potentially shift my backspacing around with different adapter combinations, but also keep in mind that I run 2 different field flatteners, one is the 3" Explore Scientific reducer flatenner (gives me a 667mm FL on my ES 127 scope), or I use Hotech 2" SCA flatenner only, gives me around 957mm FL on my scope. Both require 55mm backspacing so I can easily swap them out using my moonlight focuser adapter rings with the way I currently have the spacers setup, that is all the spacing between the flatenner and the filter wheel. Although I just purchased a tip/tilt plate and will be adding that to the mix so now seems as good a time as any to "futz with" my rig again
In addition to that I have my Canon 70D DSLR mounted to the 2nd finder scope slot, I have a few different lenses I could use with that. I also have a ZWO291mono mini for my guide scope camera, on a 60mm Stellaviue guidescope. I use an IR Cut filter on the front of the camera to help with guiding, I could potentially swap out the filter and grating (since this one is mounted on a filter body) and use it for this?
I was wondering if anyone here has used Prism v10 for this, and if so, do you think this hardware combination would work, or should I be looking for something other than this grating? Barring that, if anyone would be willing to share some raw data that I could load into Prism to see if I can figure out how it works with spectroscopy and see if I'd like doing this, I would appreciate it.