Hoping for help from the LHiRes community: I noticed some trouble with strange line profiles. After a long time of observational absence I finally started w/ some work using LHiRes. It is used w/ a 2400l/mm grating and a 23µ slit. A Nova 402 ME is used as the CCD.
The raw image containing the two Neon lines around Ha looks like
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A profile taken in IRIS (y=190) is shown here
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A quick line scan, wavelength calib and Gaussian fits are done in VSpec
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I think the issue is easily visible: extremely large "foot" of the lines and - at the same time - a resolution of 6500/0.75=8700 far lower than expected.
I expect something is not properly adjusted, but what?
For sake of completeness two more photos of the distance cam to spectrograph (back focus topic?)
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and the position of the doublet.
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I am grateful for any advice in advance.