Shes even prettier on the inside-  This spectrometer and CCD camera is supposed to tell our group  about shifts in wavelengths invisible to the naked eye.  Preferably objects no dimmer than a magnitude of 8.  After I get linearity testing and calibration done, it will be attached to a self guiding telescope.  Light will come through the telescope and into the spectrometer.  Inside the device, the many mirrors reflect the light off of one another which breaks up the signal into spectra.  The light then goes through a narrow slit and into the camera where it saturates the CCD chip with photons (light particles).  The chip then uses the photoelectric effect to use photon energy to create electrons, which then sends an electric signal to a computer, which then interprets and displays the signal on the screen! Hopefully soon the SSU observatory will be taking spectral images of astronomical objects and provide insight on what we cannot directly see.

Shes even prettier on the inside-  This spectrometer and CCD camera is supposed to tell our group  about shifts in wavelengths invisible to the naked eye.  Preferably objects no dimmer than a magnitude of 8.  After I get linearity testing and calibration done, it will be attached to a self guiding telescope.  Light will come through the telescope and into the spectrometer.  Inside the device, the many mirrors reflect the light off of one another which breaks up the signal into spectra.  The light then goes through a narrow slit and into the camera where it saturates the CCD chip with photons (light particles).  The chip then uses the photoelectric effect to use photon energy to create electrons, which then sends an electric signal to a computer, which then interprets and displays the signal on the screen! Hopefully soon the SSU observatory will be taking spectral images of astronomical objects and provide insight on what we cannot directly see.