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#1 Mak2007

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:00 PM

Hello,

I have a CZ Telementor telescope (63/840), and I got a Zeiss spectroscope eyepiece (it screws in the Zeiss orthos, I believe the 16mm).  Please, I would like a recommendation for a basic observational spectroscopy book, I have found several in Amazon but I am not sure what should I choose to get started.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:51 PM

Hi,
One very good book is free online. It is ‘Spectroscopic Atlas for Amateur Astronomers’ by Richard Walker at www.unitronitalia.com/prodotti/spectroscopic-atlas-3_0-English.pdf
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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:54 PM

Sorry-it is ‘english’-lower case
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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:54 PM

Sorry-it is ‘english’-lower case
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Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:55 AM

Thank you very much.  I downloaded it.



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 10:10 AM

Note this is a "bootleg" copy of an early version of Richard Walker's atlas which was originally on his website.

https://www.ursusmaj...page/index.html

 

The final printed version is well worth getting though

https://www.cambridg...8F9318C16B90523

 

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:36 PM

The atlas linked above is truly beautiful, but I found its companion book Spectroscopy for Amateur Astronomers extremely informative and affordable.

 

Like OP, I'm doing visual spectroscopy with a refractor, and am also an "armchair spectroscopist." The book dedicates 40 pages to various spectrographs, equipment and recording/processing/calibration that won't be immediately useful.

 

However, it concisely explains spectral phenomena (briefly at the quantum level), your grating, the relevant details of human vision, and many important discoveries of modern astronomy (should you wish to re-create them or contribute data to research in the future). The chapter on the spacetime lattice is fascinating.


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Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:52 PM

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