SA100 v SA200

Forums Spectroscopy Help for a newbie? SA100 v SA200

Robin Leadbeater

If you are limited  in how far away you can mount the grating then the SA200 can give you the dispersion you need for useful resolution but it does not quite match the SA100 at double the distance. The field curvature is also more severe and you can see this in your spectrum as it widens towards the red end. Getting the best result is a compromise with what is a primitive setup but think of it as good inexpensive way to “cut your teeth” before upgrading to a “proper” spectrograph if the bug bites