Throw away those frustrating rainbow glasses, sheets of diffraction foil, and yard sticks!
Finally, there’s an easier and more effective way for you to teach visible light spectra to your physics and chemistry students!
You and your students can view live spectra together on your PC’s overhead projector. No more struggling with rainbow foil. Easily demonstrate gas-tube spectra. Have your students do wonderful hands-on labs. Identify the contents of a mystery gas tube! Measure flame emission lines! Teaching spectroscopy and spectra has never been this easy.
The RSpec-Explorer™ digital spectrometer is simple to setup and easy to use. Position it on your lab table one or two meters from your light source. There’s no fine-tuning or adjustment necessary. The internal video camera auto-focuses and adjusts for your current light conditions. The system works with any Windows computer (XP or more recent).
You can set up this camera and be capturing your first spectrum in about 90 seconds! It’s perfect for “sage on the stage” demonstrations. No more struggling with rainbow foil or cheap plastic spectrometers.
The RSpec-Explorer is also an excellent lab instrument for your students to get hands-on experience. It’s durable, survives most abuse, and is easy-to-use.
The software displays colorful spectra and their intensity graphs in real time. Designed for educators as well as researchers, the RSpec-Explorer™ software is both easy to use and fully customizable for your needs.
Our software was recently awarded the coveted “Hot Product” award by Sky & Telescope Magazine. They recognized the power and ease-of-use that make our software the perfect tool for observing and studying spectra. With our one-click design, you and your students can be viewing and measuring spectra just a few minutes after opening the box. No fussy calibration. No complicated setup. Just plug … and play!
The system comes with 7 instructional videos. A total of more than 30 minutes in length, these on-screen tutorials show you step-by-step how to get started. The RSpec-Explorer system is so easy to use that after you have watched less than 10 minutes of video, you and your students will be able to easily demonstrate gas tube spectra and identify the contents of a “mystery gas tube!”
Camera, tripod, and software:
Regular Price: $395. Special Price: $375. (Quantity discounts available.)
Capture the spectra of bright stars without a telescope or fancy mount with the help our astronomy add-on package. Screw our Star Analyser diffraction filter onto the front of your DSLR camera’s zoom lens. Then, mount your camera on a tripod and aim it at a bright star. A short time-exposure will produce a colorful spectrum image. Then, use the RSpec Explorer software to produce graphs showing the Hydrogen absorption lines produced by the star’s atmosphere. Click here for more information how to use your DSLR to capture amazing stellar spectra. Click this link to go to our sister site with more astronomical spectroscopy.
Teachers (and even Hubble researchers!) are always amazed when we show them the eye-opening spectroscopy that can be done with a small backyard telescope. Check out our DSLR spectroscopy page: link. And also, see these stunning examples on our sister site: link.