Spectroscopic Instrumentation – Fundamentals and Guidelines for Astronomers
Our 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 wellknown 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 target physics and
prospects in spectropolarimetry.
The book delivers all necessary tools for a complete and detailed spectrograph design for anybody familiar with highschool mathematics. In other words, all relevant calculations are performed in detail – you will not find the frustrating but common phrase “as one can easily see”.
