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AAO Documentation - Full List of Manuals

The following table lists current and past AAO Users' Manuals, as well as a few of the important Technical Manuals which might conceivably be of use to a visiting astronomer. Where an on-line version of a manual is available (either as a WWW browse-able file, or as a Postscript document) a link has been provided.

The column Hardcopy indicates whether you can request a copy of the manual from the AAO. If the column contains a 'Y' then a copy can be requested from the AAO Librarian. If the column contains a 'N' then only a single copy is available in the AAO Library. Visiting astronomers are welcome to peruse and to make their own copies of these manuals. If the column contains a '-' then copies of the manual are not maintained by the Library, because these documents are only maintained in their on-line form.

The column Superseded by indicates whethar a manual has been supersded by a more recent version. In some cases the instrument in question has been decommisioned, in which case this is noted.



AAO User Manuals (UM)
  
Number Title Release
Date
Authors On-line
Availability
Hard-
copy?
Superseded
by ...
1.5 Observers' Guide, Fifth (online) Edition 1996+ Sadler et al. WWW
Frames version
- -
1.4 Observers Guide, Fourth Edition 1991 Sadler et al. Y UM1.5
2.4
RGO Spectrograph, Fourth Edition 2002
Stathakis & Johnston
WWW
N
RGO decomm.
2.3 RGO Spectrograph, Third Edition 1997 Johnston,
Stathakis
N UM2.4
2.2 RGO Spectrograph, Second Edition 1985 Robinson - N UM2.3
3 IRPS Users' guide (revised) 1989 Allen - N IRPS decomm.
4 Guide to wavelength identification for
comparison lamps used with RGO Spectrograph
1986 Statahkis et al. - ? -
4a A guide to wavelength identification for the CuAr lamp 1982 Schinckel - N -
5 Prime focus photography 1989 Malin WWW Y -
10 IPCS users' manual 1983 Lucey - Y IPCS decomm.
11 IPCS observations of faint object spectra:
optimization of the S/N ratio
1983 Robertson - Y IPCS decomm.
15 ASPECT: Area spectroscopy with the IPCS 1985 Wallace - N IPCS decomm.
16 Bolton measuring machine 1984 White - N -
17 CCD Users' Guide 1989 Robinson etal ? partially by
UM35
18 AAO FOCAP system (2nd ed.) 1989 Boyle - Y -
WWW
AAO Diffraction Gratings
2002
Stathakis
WWW
N
-
19 AAO grating efficiencies 1986 Johnston etal - Y WWW pages
19.1 FIGS manual (2nd ed.) 1989 Allen - N FIGS decomm.
20 Xenon lamp atlas for FIGS 1988 Allen - Y -
21 Schmidt Telescope Handbook 1983 Tritton (ROE) - N -
23 FORS manual 1989 Couch - Y FORS decomm.
24.2 Spectropolarimetry at the AAT 1994 Hough & Bailey - Y -
25.3
The UCL Coude Echelle Spectrographs
2000
Stathakis, Ryder, Ryan & Fish
WWW
N
New GUI for UCLES and UHRF
25 The UCL and UHRF echelle spectrographs 1995 Ryan & Fish Y UM25.3
26 AUTOFIB 1991 Sharples - Y AUTOFIB decomm.
27 Notes for users of the f/1 imaging system. 1990 Sadler et al. WWW N UM35
28 UCLES spectra of the Th-Ar lamp I. The
79 groves/mm grating
1991 Bessell &
Pettini
- Y -
29 PDS microdensitometer users' guide 1991 Farrell - N -
30 IRIS Users' Guide
1991 Allen WWW - IRIS decomm.
30b IRIS Reduction Guide
1992 Allen WWW - -
31.1 FLAIR System Users' Guide - Part 1 1995 Parker &
Watson
WWW Y -
33 The OBSERVER software system 1991  Lupton et al. - N -
34 UCLES spectra of the Th-Ar lamp II.
The 31.6 groves/mm grating
1991 Meurer et al. - Y -
35 The AAO CCD Imaging Manual 1996 Tinney etal WWW - -
36 An RGO CuAr Atlas with the 600 line gratings 1996 Tinney Postscript
Figaro arc files
- -
37 FLAIR Data Reduction with IRAF 1996 Drinkwater WWW
Postscript
- -
38 The 2dF Manual 1996 Bailey WWW - AAOmega pages
99 Taurus II 1992 Taylor Postscript - TAURUS decomm.

Taurus & TTF pages
1998
Hawthorn, Jones & Kedziora-Kudzer
WWW
-
TAURUS decomm.

LDSS++ pages
1998
Glazebrook WWW
-
LDSS decomm.

AAO Filter Catalogue
2005
Tinney, Lee
WWW
-
-

MITLL2 CCD Performance
1997
Tinney et al.
WWW
-
MITLL2A

MITLL2A CCD Performance
2000
Tinney, Ryder et al.
WWW
-
MITLL2A decomm.

MITLL3 CCD Performance
1998
Tinney, Ryder et al. WWW
-
Use with
AAO-2 Controllers

EEV CCD Performance
2001
Tinney, Ryder et al. WWW
-
Use with
AAO-2 Controllers

CCD Performance with AAO-2 Controllers 2004
Croom WWW
-
-

UCLES ThAr Atlas with MITLL & EEV 2kx4k CCDs
2001
Ryder
WWW
-
-

SPIRAL pages 2001

Corbett, Bailey et al.
Technical
Data Red'n
-
SPIRAL integrated
with AAOmega

Wide Field Imager & Prime Focus Upgrade pages
2002
Tinney
WWW
-
-

6dF pages
2003
Watson
WWW
-
-

IRIS2 pages
2002+
Ryder & Tinney
WWW
-
-

UCLES GUI page
2006+
Ryder
WWW
-
-

UHRF GUI page
2006+
Ryder
WWW
-
-

AAOmega pages
2006+
Sharp
WWW
-
-

AAO Technical Manuals (TM)
 
TM 7 Telescope Control System 1989 Lee - N -
TM 8 FLAIR CCD system User Guide 1991 Oates - Y -