UVEX3 N2

Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby James Foster » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:06 pm

To: Tom,

Thanks for the reply. I might stay with the 3D print machine since the cost is relatively low and it may have other uses besides the UVEX3 project.
I only picked the Filament type of Carbon Fiber PetG because it was being used by the Christian and the others with finished spectroscopes.
Also keep in mind, if your not in a hurry, that Shelyak might sell the main body as a metal unit in the near future; 3months to 1 year from now?

James
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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Stephane Charbonnel » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:16 pm

James,

Be carreful filament with carbon is less easy to print than without.
The printer must be closed because the temperature to use it must be high (minimum 280°C of memory) and printer noozles must be higher than 0.6 mm because can clog easily. So be carrefull with 3D cheap printer ...

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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Tom Love » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:34 pm

I've just received my printed UVEX parts from a commercial 3D printing and fabrication house (using laser sintering in nylon PA12, which has much better properties than more common nylon 6). It's not a cheap method, but the parts are very, very rigid, with a nice smooth finish. I have difficulty believing that metal parts with realistic dimensions would be very much more rigid. I won't have much time this weekend, so it probably won't be until the following week, but the next task will be to test IR opacity, and then to assemble the optics.

It would be very useful to have a schedule of the specific metal parts (unless I've missed it somewhere) - I can kind of figure them out from the pictures and instructions, but I'm guessing at some of the lengths needed for the hex bolts etc.
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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby James Foster » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:44 am

I wonder if any of these more "specialty" florescent bulbs (made for special UV requirement for raising desert reptiles) would be good for the UVEX3?:
http://www.exo-terra.com/download/sales_sheets/Sales_Sheet_Reptile_UVB_NA-EU.pdf

James
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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Christian Buil » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:54 am

James,

I did not know that this type of lamp existed. It's quite extraordinary!!!

I have the impression that the glass of the lamp is quartz and thus lets pass the UV. This might be ideal for UVEX ...
Someone needs to buy and verify that the mercury UV lines are present (+ fluorescent band)

But be CAREFUL, these lamps are surely dangerous for human eyes. We must not look at them directly.

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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby James Foster » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am

To: Christian,

RE:"I did not know that this type of lamp existed. It's quite extraordinary!!!"

Yes I thought the UVEX3 team might benefit from this relatively "cheap" UV source.
I opted to purchase the Exo Terra Repti-Glo 10.0 Compact Fluorescent Desert Terrarium Lamp, 13-Watt ($10 USD) and
the Zoo Med 25156 Reptisun 5.0 Uvb Compact 13W Fluorescent Lamp, Mini ($12 USD). Here are their respective links:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00101KW8I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A8RI8TK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I may tune the LhiresIII to UV to test these UV sources out before my UVEX3 is made; at least I can go to 3650A?
I'm going to purchase the UVEX optics from Thorlabs this week and decide what route to go (get a company to print the UVEX or
get a 3D printed and do it myself) before the end of July19. Cheers!

Sincerely

James
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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Terry Bohlsen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:40 am

Hi all
I am thinking about making one of these spectrographs. I have made a LOSPEC that works very well. I have a LISA so don't really need another low res spectrograph but I think the idea is fun anyway and it would probably compliment the LISA in the blue end of the spectrum.
What is holding me back is the guide module. It is very expensive to buy a Alpy guide module. Christian's page mentions a 3D printed option. Has this been designed yet?
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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Robin Leadbeater » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:35 am

Hi Terry,

There are details of the "Calibrex" calibration lamp and guider module on the UVEX website, but I did not see the printing files for the box there
http://uvex30.000webhostapp.com/calibrex-par-lopex/

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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Dubreuil Pierre » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:05 am

Hello Terry and Robin

The guiding and calibration module is being tested on the sky.
see post http://www.spectro-aras.com/forum/viewt ... =45&t=2363

Sunday at the OHP Stephane UBAUD who made the first prototype will be present and will be able to present it to you.
A UVEX spectrograph (3) with this module will be available for testing.

good to you

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Re: UVEX3 N2

Postby Terry Bohlsen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:56 am

Dubreuil Pierre wrote:Hello Terry and Robin

The guiding and calibration module is being tested on the sky.
see post viewtopic.php?f=45&t=2363

Sunday at the OHP Stephane UBAUD who made the first prototype will be present and will be able to present it to you.
A UVEX spectrograph (3) with this module will be available for testing.

good to you

Pierre

Pierre
This is very good. Unfortunately I am in Australia and can't attend but hopefully the files and instructions will be made available after then.
Cheers
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