There are 2 basic publications on instrument design available.

The optical publication is a course of Jaap Tinbergen (so if you want to build your own spectrograph, start here). You can download it here.

The second one is a likewise publication, but then for radio telescope design based on synthese of multiple dishes like the WSRT (see ASTRON website). This publication can be viewed here.

An excell file will be provided with the full list of publications of the Optical IR Instrumentation group.
It's a long list of publications over several years on several instruments. Continous growing.

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