Spectroscopic Instrumentation – Fundamentals and Guidelines for Astronomers

Thomas Eversberg & Klaus Vollmann

Schnörringen Telescope Science Institute

The university textbook has 653 pages and contains

- all spectrograph fundamentals and mathematical basics (standard and echelle) necessary for instrumental designers, student and scientist,

- fundamental considerations on refractive and reflective optics

- practical examples (some well-known achievements from the amateur domain are included),

- periphery instrumentation (e.g., CCD, fibers, image slicers),

- theoretical and practical aspects of data reduction and consideration of errors,

- example massive star physics and

- prospects in spectropolarimetry.

The book delivers all necessary tools for a complete and detailed spectrograph design. In other words, all relevant calculations are performed in detail – you will not find the frustrating but common phrase “as one can easily see”.

Reference: Springer Praxis Books - Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Status: Other

Weblink: http://www.springer.com/astronomy/astronomy%2C+observations+and+techniques/book/978-3-662-44534-1


Email: thomas.eversberg@dlr.de