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It should work ok provided you don’t see any fixed offset between water and lamp lines. (You would see this for example at H alpha if you always need to make a consistent correction using the water lines.). Don’t forget to switch between absorption and emission for the specific line you are measuring in the dispersion calculation tab. I would suggest calculating the dispersion just on the reference star where the SNR in the water lines is likely to be higher and then using this calculated dispersion on the target with one of the neon lines as a reference point to correct for any flexure offsets.
Alternatively have you tried a long exposure with the Ne lamp to see if you can see any weak Ar lines to use instead of the Ne lines? (I could see some with my Ne lamp but they are more obvious now I have upgraded to the NeAr lamp)