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Recommendations, please for Spectrum Analyser software.


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Hi People,

I am trying to compare the three pieces of software to analyse astro-spectra.  I've downloaded:

- Visual Spec

- RSpec

- ISIS.

VSpec seems amazingly unstable and counter-intuitive.

ISIS seems stable and it looks as though it will do a lot, but the only current tutorial I can find seems to be for version 5 and the published software version is version 6.  They don't look anything alike.  It mentions a wizard, but I can't find one.

RSpec seems more intuitive, but doesn't do very much and costs money.

Also I'm on Linux, and although I can make them work, if they were bad on Windows, they're worse on Linux.

What to do? I'm feeling a bit dispirited about it.

Sorry for the low tone of this post.

Regards

Steve.

 

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Steve,

Download John’s BASS Project, it will do everything you need to do.

It also has an extensive users manual.

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Steve

Apparantly ‘Spectragryph’ works ok under Wine on Linux here https://www.effemm2.de/spectragryph/down.html

He offers non commercial users a free licence but only when you have tried the free trial version for a while.

Im slowly plodding through it purely because I’m adapting my spectroscope for microscopy and been advised to try it although I can certainly vouch for both BASS and ISIS on Windows.

It has a bit of a learning curve but not easy as tutorials are a bit thin on the ground and it’s lacking a full manual too.

Steve

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9 hours ago, Merlin66 said:

Steve,

I don't know if BASS Project works under Linux. I'll check.

 

Hi Guys,

I couldn't get the .msi dependency to install.  Otherwise I think it would have run under Wine.

Tx

Steve

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12 hours ago, Gasman said:

Steve

Apparantly ‘Spectragryph’ works ok under Wine on Linux here https://www.effemm2.de/spectragryph/down.html

He offers non commercial users a free licence but only when you have tried the free trial version for a while.

Im slowly plodding through it purely because I’m adapting my spectroscope for microscopy and been advised to try it although I can certainly vouch for both BASS and ISIS on Windows.

It has a bit of a learning curve but not easy as tutorials are a bit thin on the ground and it’s lacking a full manual too.

Steve

I'll try this. 

Tx.

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Have to say Ive tried them all and as an Alpy user I always come back to ISIS . The reason being that I use the Relco Argon/Neon bulb for calibration and selecting 'Alpy600 calibration module' (which uses the same bulb) it's simply a case of entering the spectrum you want to calbrate then the Relco spectrum in ISIS and voila its calibrated no picking spectral lines ,no entering wavelengths. It already knows the Relco lamp settings and which line is which!.

Steve

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