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(IAAC) Fwd: For Sale: Spectrometer



I don't usually like to propogate "For Sale" messages, but
this item seemed like it was so unusual and so interesting
that it'd be a shame if someone didn't make good use of it!

Clear skies,
Lew Gramer



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> From: New Hampshire Astronomical Society list
> Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:35 PM
> Subject: [nhas] Digest Number 401
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> There is 1 message in this issue.
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> Topics in this digest:
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>       1. For Sale: Spectrometer
>            From: "John A. Blackwell" <johnb@regulusastro.com>
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> ______________________________________________________________
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> Message: 1
>    Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 15:05:41 -0000
>    From: "John A. Blackwell" <johnb@regulusastro.com>
> Subject: For Sale: Spectrometer
>
> For Sale:  Nu View-II Spectrometer.
>
> This is a fiber-fed, grating spectrometer with the following stats:
> Telescope Coupling: Fiber optic bundle with 30 fibers, each 50 um in
> diameter.
> CCD Camera Compatability: 1 inch diameter bore for your 1
> inch CCD camera head to eyepiece tube adapter.
> Grating: 1200 groove/mm plane.
> Resolution: <8 angstroms FWHM with 1200 groove/mm grating.
> Spectral Range: Adjustable over range of 385 nm to 900 nm with
> micrometer.
> Dispersion: 14nm/mm at H beta.
> Spectral Field of View: 95 nm range on chip in one exposure with CCD
> camera with a KAF-0400 chip.
> Sensitivity: 8th magnitude stellar spectra in 20 minutes with a S/N
> of 10:1 (with a 10-inch telescope and CCD
>
> camera with KAF-0400 chip).
> Size: Approx 3 x 4 x 6 inches.
> Weight: Approx 5 lbs.
>
> The sytem is in excellent condition with no functional problems.
> There are no blemishes other than normal
>
> wear from sliding CCD camera in and out of the unit. In other words,
> this is in truly excellent condition.
>
> This is an advanced astronomical instrument for those wanting to
> dive into some very neat research from your back yard or observatory.
> An example of its fine capability can be seen on my pages at:
>
> http://www.regulusastro.com/regulus/spectra/sol.html
> http://www.regulusastro.com/regulus/spectra/sol_a.html
>
>
> More product information can be seen online at:
> http://www.sivo.com/SivoSci/sivopage/nuview2.htm
>
> Asking Price (USA Dollars): $2000.00
> New, this sells for $2365.00
>
> For more information, please contact John Blackwell at:
> johnb@regulusastro.com
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> John A. Blackwell
> Northwood Ridge Observatory (MPC#225)
> johnb@regulusastro.com
> http://www.regulusastro.com
> --------------------------------------------------



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