AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 11. Observatories, Telescopes and Instruments
Display, Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall 1

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[11.13] A Low-Resolution Spectrograph for Small Telescopes and CCDs

T. F. Ramseyer, B. Ledden, N. Gaiser (Univ. of Central Arkansas)

We will present our design for and preliminary data from a low-resolution optical spectrograph for use with small telescopes and a CCD camera. The spectrograph has been designed with amateur astronomers and smaller undergraduate institutions in mind: it is simple and inexpensive to construct, has a high throughput, and is easy to operate. A prism is used as the dispersing element. The design allows for both imaging (for target acquisition) and spectroscopy.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: ramseyer@goethe.uca.edu

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