Bentham Introduces Automatic Source Alignment
Aligning a high-magnification telescope with a small light source in a dark room can be difficult. But with Bentham’s new update to the IDR300-PSL system, this task becomes trivial. Read the following summary for an explanation of the automatic source alignment on IDR300-PSL with TEL310 and PSL-ALIGN. Or just watch the video!
New Alignment Camera
The TEL310’s new secondary wide angle camera is mounted parallel to the axis of the telescope, above the main aperture. The telescope utility in Bentham’s spectral acquisition suite BenWin+ shows the operator a broad overview of the target area as well as the precise axis of the telescope.
If the TEL310 is mounted on a PSL-ALIGN (shown below), the accessible region is marked on the camera image, allowing rapid positioning of the sample. A button click will drive the PSL-ALIGN to the target. Or simply click on the part of the image with which you wish to align the telescope!
PSL-ALIGN: Automatic Alignment Fine-Tuning
The final alignment can be perfected with the TEL310’s original internal camera, which has gained the same click-to-target and automatic alignment functionality.
The TEL310’s internal coaxial camera shows the internal aperture, and can therefore enable further fine-tuning the position of the PSL-ALIGN once the aperture is in place. Therefore you can be certain which areas of the light source your system is sampling.
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