Uvex build log

Uvex build log

Postby Thibault N » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:04 pm

Dear all,

I would like to start a thread to log my (along with 2 friends that were at the 2019 spectro star party) efforts to build 3 uvex spectroscopes in a row. The base document I am using is this one: http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/UVEX_project/ and I might use also http://uvex30.000webhostapp.com/calibrex-par-lopex/ later on for calibration (but I might decide to use the readymade Shelyak Neon Argon system + spox for automation).

Regarding the precision parts from Thorlabs, my cart is already full, but I haven't ordered the parts yet, for interested people, here are the references:
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As csv (xls are not allowed there):
Produit,Description,Product URL,Quantité,Prix,Sous-Total,Currency
GR25-0305,Ruled Reflective Diffraction Grating 300/mm 500 nm Blaze 25 x 25 x 6 mm,https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=8626,1,106.23,106.23,Euro
CM254-100-G01,"Ø1"" Aluminum-Coated Concave Mirror f = 100.0 mm",https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=1161,2,54.85,109.7,Euro
FMP1/M,"Fixed Ø1"" Mirror Mount M4 Tap",https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=989,2,15.54,31.08,Euro
LJ1934L1-A,f = 150.00 mm H = 20.00 mm L = 22.0 mm N-BK7 Plano-Convex Cylindrical Lens Antireflection Coating: 350-700 nm,https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=2797,1,87.55,87.55,Euro

I also ordered Kapton-like tape in order to secure the lens from https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B073CW9Z3K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1:

And 3 pass taps for M3 and M4 screws: https://www.manomano.fr/p/tarauds-hss-3-passes-jeu-de-3-tarauds-2988654?product_id=3035169 and https://www.manomano.fr/p/tarauds-hss-3-passes-jeu-de-3-tarauds-2988654?product_id=3035170:
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Now, I also started to print all parts 3 times with a fdm printer, using black petg from sunlu (more pictures to come).
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Re: Uvex build log

Postby James Foster » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:45 pm

I'm interested in the UVEX3 myself and have partially prepared by buying a Atik414ex CCD and this product from Thorlabs:
WG41010 Ø1" UVFS Broadband Precision Window, Uncoated, t = 1 mm

I also purchased a spanner that makes changing the old Atik414ex cover glass with this new UV transparent glass a snap; let me know if you
need the part number for this as well.

I can easily go down to 3600A with the Alpy600 with this sensor set-up; see Aply600&Atik414ex + LISA-IR:
However the UVEX3 will be more powerful by being a purely reflective system. Because I tuned my Alpy600 to get sharp UV/Blue response, my red around H-Alpha suffers.

James Foster
Lhires III (2400/1800/600 ln/mm Grat) Spectroscope,
LISA IR/Visual Spectroscope (IR Configured Presently)
Alpy 600 with Guide/Calibration modules and Photometric slit
Star Analyzer 200
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