# Spectrometer alignment ideas

by warren | 01 May 14:50

Sorry this looks a bit cryptic, but I'm brainstorming some ways to align a spectrometer with a distant source of pollution. I was thinking:

• velcro a drinking straw to a spectrometer
• sweep it vertically and horizontally across a bright light (or pair of lights)
• adjust the straw to line up with the light at the same moment you see the spectrum brighten in the Spectral Workbench client software.

I don't know if this will work, but Shannon was also thinking of using a golf sight, so it seems like we have to get out there and test it...

This was the golf scope I was talking about- not $2, but$9, still cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Radioshack-Digital-Golf-Scope/dp/B0012KBWYA