The LHIRES has an internal Neon lamp for calibration. The smaller camera close to the back of the telescope is a DSI Pro I for guiding.
One of my first spectra was that of Betelgeuse taken on the night of February 9-10, 2008.
The image has some calibration problems, but it is presented here to show
what the LHIRES spectrometer can do. The lines besides the Na
lines are real lines and not noise. Later on the night of April 6-7, 2008 I took an image of Epsilon Aurigae that is flux corrected and better
If you live in the South West USA and are interested in spectroscopy and/or
photometry join SW-Astrophysics.
This group is to encourage
communication and collaboration between astronomers living in this area, although it is open to anyone.
If you are interested in Photometry, look at Jeff Hopkins' web site.
For all aspects of telescope science, besides just Spectroscopy and photometry,
look at The Society for Astronomical
Officially named HaleBopp but it should
have included Jim Stevens.
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