Software Systems for Astronomy

  • Albert R.¬†Conrad

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 93-95

About this book


This book covers the use and development of software for astronomy. It describes the control systems used to point the telescope and operate its cameras and spectrographs, as well as the web-based tools used to plan those observations. In addition, the book also covers the analysis and archiving of astronomical data once it has been acquired. Readers will learn about existing software tools and packages, develop their own software tools, and analyze real data sets.


Control systems Data analysis astronomy Data archives Data reduction astronomy Data reduction software IDL routines astronomy Observation planning software Observing software Software engineering process Software packages astronomy Using IRAF routines

Authors and affiliations

  • Albert R.¬†Conrad
    • 1
  1. 1.KamuelaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Albert R. Conrad 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7057-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7058-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-9100
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-9119
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