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