As any user in the NIR astronomical community may already recognize, the resources geared towards near infrared observing are few and far between. The release of Astronomy in the Near-Infrared- Observing Strategies and Data Publications by Dr. Jochen Heidt provides a complete reference for any one preparing, executing, or reducing NIR observations.
Dr. J. Heidt draws from his extensive experience observing with the LBT, outlining examples that many of our users will recognize. This book provides a comprehensive overview of NIR astronomy: from telescope and instrumentation, observing strategies, reduction techniques, and various other considerations associated with such observations. Each chapter is tailored to teach the users of NIR facilities to maximize their scientific output.
Astronomy in the Near-Infrared: Observing Strategies and Data Publications is available for purchase of hardcopy or pdf from Springer at the following link: