Starlink Cookbook 14.2
11th June 1999
The Fibre Spectroscopy Cookbook
This cookbook is an introduction to fibre spectroscopy and, in particular, the techniques and software available for reducing fibre spectroscopy observations. It covers the principal common-user instruments available to UK astronomers: the Anglo-Australian Telescope 2dF, WYFFOS/AUTOFIB2 on the William Herschel Telescope and FLAIR on the UK Schmidt. It is not a manual for any particular package, though it does contain some worked examples.
Who Should Read this Cookbook?
This cookbook is aimed firmly at people who are new to fibre spectroscopy. Typical readers might either be planning or considering their first programme of observations with a fibre-fed spectrograph or have a set of fibre spectroscopy observations to reduce (perhaps observed by a colleague). No prior knowledge of fibre spectroscopy is assumed.