Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers
- General Editors: Richard Ellis, California Institute of Technology, John Huchra, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Steve Kahn, Columbia University, New York, George Rieke, University of Arizona, Peter B. Stetson, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, British Columbia
- Level: academic researchers, graduate students, undergraduate studentsamateur/enthusiasts
Today's professional astronomers must be able to adapt to use telescopes and interpret data of all wavelengths. The Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers is designed to provide them with a series of concise, self-contained handbooks which cover the basic principles peculiar to observing in a particular spectral region, or to using a particular technique or type of instrument. The books can be used as an introduction to the subject, and as a handy reference - for use at the telescope, or in the office. They also promote an understanding of other disciplines in astronomy and a modern, multi-wavelength, multi-technique approach to research. Although aimed primarily at graduate students and researchers, many titles in the series will be of interest to keen amateurs and undergraduate students.