Congratulations! You've submitted an observing proposal to use the 140 Foot Telescope and it has been accepted! But, you never used the telescope before or it's been years since you were in Green Bank and you forgot how to use the telescope. And, to top it off, you begin to wonder from the size of the telescope manuals whether Tolstoy has been reincarnated as an NRAO radio astronomer. This handbook, a condensed version of the larger manual "Computer Assisted Observing: The 140 Foot Manual -- 4th Edition, November 1990" (hereafter, CAO), is designed to assist observers who are not very familiar with the 140 Foot Telescope. Keep the CAO by your side while reading the handbook since the CAO contains more complete details on different subjects. Some of the material in the handbook does not originate from the CAO but from other manuals, internal memos, technical reports, and the undocumented, almost folkloric practices of long-time users of the telescope. If you need any telescope documentation, contact Telescope Services at Green Bank. First-time users of the telescope should arrive in Green Bank one or two WORKING days before the start of the observing run so that they can meet with the staff to discuss the proposed observations. Ph.D. advisors should observe with their students on their student's first experiment. The "Friend of the Telescope", who advises observers in planning the observations and assists if problems arise, should be able to either answer most questions or direct you to the correct person. However, staff members expect that you have at least tried to learn something about the telescope and its software before seeking help. Don't look for help if you have not looked through the manuals. We do not support remote observing. Newcomers to the telescope should read the complete handbook; experienced users may need to skim through a few sections.