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Changing a Slit in an Ocean Insight Ocean HDX Miniature Spectrometer

From changing a slit to measuring lamp output, Ocean Insight offers spectral measurement tips to help ensure reliable results. Start with these helpful hints, then visit our Support and Technical Hub sections for more.

Ocean Insight offers tech tips, measurement pointers and other insights gleaned from more than three decades of experience helping customers solve measurement challenges using spectroscopy.

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Spectrometers with our interchangeable slit feature allow you to easily adjust the resolution and sensitivity of your spectrometer to optimize your measurement, or to switch between different types of measurements.

The smallest item in your lab is one of the most important. In this post, you’ll learn the materials used in collimating lenses, how to determine spot size and focal length, and when to use an achromatic lens.

From practicing reliable measurement protocols to selecting the application-appropriate sampling accessories and reflectance standards, this blog post covers the ins and outs of reflectance measurements.

You have an irradiance calibrated spectrometer and are ready to start measuring the output power of your lamp. In this post, we guide you through the steps to take in OceanView software for irradiance measurements, including how to convert the standard units produced in OceanView to the power units of interest.

Modular spectroscopy systems perform only as well as the sum of their parts. That’s one lesson of this post on cuvette-based absorbance measurements using the Square One cuvette holder, which offers snug cuvette fit to minimize sampling errors.

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