- Measurements in the 190-1100nm range
- Resolution 1nm with 25um slit
- Most well rounded spectrometer
- Highest sensitivity for low light applications
- TE Cooler for 65% increased S/N at long exposures
- UV enhanced CCD detector with optical lens assemblies
- SILVER-Nova-TEC-X2 2-stage TEC for -30 deg cooling & 80% noise reduction
- Interchangeable Slit upgrade Options – Now available!
- SILVER-Nova Spectrometer Overview
- Standard Models
- Technical Specifications
- 2-Stage eXtreme TEC Detector Upgrade
The SILVER-Nova is the most well rounded spectrometer choice allowing research grade results for numerous spectroscopic applications over the 190-1110nm wavelength range.
Composite Grating Technology to deliver high efficiency in both the UV & NIR spectral extremes.
Superior Detector Sensitivity – The UV enhanced CCD detector with integrated TE cooler, gain enhancements, and optical lens assemblies allow for unparalleled sensitivity, with over 65% decreased noise at long exposures.
High Resolution – Advancements in SILVER-Nova optical design deliver 1nm resolution with a 25um slit. Additionally, the metal enclosure is ruggedized and compact to allow for portable, process, or laboratory environments.
Included TEC and TEC-X2 Upgrade Capability – Optical housing includes sealed and isolated detector enclosure with specialized heat sink and air flow design for added stability and cool operation. Thermoelectric detector cooling improves the stability of the detector for lengthy measurements where thermal noise can distort and override signal. Standard SILVER-Nova includes 1-stage TEC for -15 degrees and options for upgrade to the 2-stage TEC-X2 for -30 degrees below ambient; this increases instrument S/N drastically by reducing noise over 80% at long exposures.
Interchangeable Slit upgrade Options – Now available! Modification to your spectrometer’s optical bench input (new or old) allows access to exchangeable slits. Includes pack of 14, 25 50, 100, 200um slits. 14um for best resolution and 200um for high sensitivity applications. New slit locking technology means no hardware or screwdriver is required creating the most flexible spectrometer solution on the planet.
Ruggedized – The detachable spectrograph assembly and control electronics are protected inside a rugged metal enclosure, suitable for portable, process, lab, and field applications.
Onboard Memory with pre-set calibrations and spectrometer settings and snap shot memory to provide instantaneous spectral image from the highly sensitive CCD with 2048.
High Speed Electronic Interface can be attached directly to a computers USB port for high speed data transfer. Options for Wifi/ethernet communication available as well as other interfaces. ContactUs@StellarNet.us for more info.
|Model||Wavelength Range (nm)||Slit-200 nm res.||Slit-100 nm res.||Slit-50 nm res.||Slit-25 nm res.||Slit-14 nm res.|
* StellarNet technical staff is currently updating available web database. Send us an email at ContactUs@StellarNet.us if you want a specific spectrum that hasn’t been posted yet
|Dynamic Range:||2000:1 with 6 decades||Dimensions:||6 x 17 x 15.5 cm|
|Optical Resolution:||1nm with 25um slit||TEC Power:||5 VDC@1A adapter included|
|Detector Type:||2048 pixel CCD/ TE cooled||Interface Power:||USB-2 = 100ma@5VDC|
|Detector Range:||190-1110nm||Data Transfer Speed:||30Hz|
|Pixel Size:||14 x 200 um||Detector Integration:||1ms to 65s (New! 8 minutes exposures)|
|eXtreme Gratings:||Dual Blaze @250 &1000nm||Slit Size Options:||14, 25, 50, 100, 200 um|
|Grating type:||Holographic 600 line||Stray Light:||<0.1% at 435 nm; <0.15% at 200 nm|
|Spectrograph:||f/4, HR-Czerny-Turner||Fiber Optic Input:||SMA905 0.22 na single fiber|
|Order Sorting Filter:||Integrated & High Pass||Operating Systems:||Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, & 10|
|Signal to Noise:||1000:1 CCD||Software Included:||SpectraWiz program & apps|
|Digitizer:||16-bit||Also Free Programs For:||LabView / VC / VBA / Delphi|
This add-on eXtreme cooler lowers the temperature of the CCD to 30 degrees below ambient and increase instrument S/N drastically by reducing noise over 80% at long exposures. This 2-stage eXtreme TEC upgrade improves low light measurement quality and detection limit capability for Raman, Fluorescence, and other weak light emission applications.
Thermoelectric detector cooling improves the stability of the detector for lengthy measurements where thermal noise can distort and override signal. In order to achieve such low temperatures the 2-stage eXtreme TEC add-on includes a new sealed and isolated detector enclosure with specialized heat sink and air flow design for added stability and cool operation.
Add-on your eXtreme TEC today for just $2,950! ContactUs@StellarNet.us for a quotation or get in touch with your local StellarNet representative.
SILVER-Nova Sample Spectra
SILVER-Nova Wide Spectral Range
Comparison of SL5 Deuterium Tungsten Halogen Bulb with SILVER-Nova, BLACK-Comet-CXR-SR and BLUE-Wave-UVNb spectrometers showing SILVER-Nova wide wavelength range >200-1100nm.
JACK 1-In Trigger
TTL input trigger to enable spectrometer scan $175
This add-on eXtreme cooler lowers the temperature of the CCD to 30 degrees below ambient and increase instrument S/N drastically
by reducing noise over 80% at long exposures. $2950
Interchangeable Slit upgrade Options
Modification to your spectrometer’s optical bench input (new or old) allows access to exchangeable slits. Includes pack of 14, 25 50, 100, 200um slits. 14um for best resolution and 200um for high sensitivity applications. $1,495
zAP1 Electronics Upgrade
zAutomation Processor 1 upgrade provides auto and user controllable spectral baseline and gain for maximized dynamic range and burst mode for high speed consecutive spectral capture. $350 (available currently on new spectrometers)
zAP2 Electronics Upgrade
zAutomation Processor 2 upgrade provides an integrated wireless cpu with Wifi access to spectrometer and/or control of application from smart phone. Programmable memory allows customization using popular python language. zAP2 upgrade can be added to new and most old spectrometers in the field. Once added the spectrometer runs as normal receiving power from the computer’s USB; if 5VDC power is connected directly to the BLUE-Wave the zAP2 CPU initializes and wireless communication begins. $550
The powerful SpectraWiz® spectrometer software is provided free of charge with every spectrometer instrument. This includes drivers and customizable software for Windows. The SpectraWiz software is considered the “Swiss Army Knife of Spectroscopy” and may be used to accurately measure wavelength emissions, reflectance, transmission, absorption, concentrations, and absolute intensities. In addition to real-time spectroscopy, SpectraWiz® has built-in applications for SpectroRadiometry, SpectroColorimetry, ChemWiz chemistry lab concentration analyzer, and UV level monitors.
Enables PCs with WiFi to run all StellarNet spectrometers attached to the kit, which may optionally be battery powered. SCD converts USB to Ethernet that feeds high speed WiFi wireless router (not included). Works on WinXP, Win 7-32bit and Win7-64bit.
StellarNet Webserver Package
Wifi device with pre-installed StellarNet Webserver and demo LabVIEW source codes for remote computer. Includes installation support.
SILVER-Nova spectrometers can be configured for a complete spectrum of applications such as SpectroRadiometry (measurements of LEDs, solar, lasers, displays, plasma, etc.), SpectroChemistry (absorbance, reflectance, & low light fluorescence), Optical Metrology, Raman, and much more!
Technical Information Request
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