Total Beginner’s How-To Guide: Drift Scanning Spectrography

Recording high quality spectra of the stars is easier than you ever thought it was! Drift scanning is a method which can be used to record scientific spectra using any telescope, even if it doesn't have a tracking drive. Dark skies aren't required-- I shoot all of my spectra from inside the city (a "white zone"). The large aperture of most telescopes means that your limiting magnitude will be much deeper than with the standard DSLR + objective grating method.→ If you [...]