Explanatory Supplement To The Astronomical Almanac

Author: P. Kenneth Seidelmann
Publisher: University Science Books
ISBN: 1891389459
Size: 16.61 MB
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The Explanatory Supplement provides a detailed description of how to perform practical astronomy or spherical astronomy. This completely revised and rewritten edition is an authoritative source on astronomical phenomena and calendars. Although this paperback edition carries a 2006 copyright date, it is the same material published in 1992 hardcover edition.

Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139935791
Size: 14.53 MB
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Practical Astronomy with your Calculator, first published in 1979, has enjoyed immense success. The author's clear and easy to follow routines enable you to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator. Mathematical complexity is kept firmly in the background, leaving just the elements necessary for swiftly making calculations. The major topics are: time, coordinate systems, the Sun, the planetary system, binary stars, the Moon, and eclipses. In the third edition there are entirely new sections on generalised coordinate transformations, nutrition, aberration, and selenographic coordinates. The calculations for sunrise and moonrise are improved. A larger page size has increased the clarity of the presentation. This handbook is essential for anyone who needs to make astronomical calculations. It will be enjoyed by amateur astronomers and appreciated by students studying introductory astronomy. • Clear presentation • Reliable approximations • Covers orbits, transformations, and general celestial phenomena • Can be used anywhere, worldwide • Routines extensively tested by thousands of readers round the world

History Of Astronomy

Author: John Lankford
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815303220
Size: 18.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Encyclopedia traces the history of the oldest science from the ancient world to the space age in over 300 entries by leading experts.

Astronomy On The Personal Computer

Author: Oliver Montenbruck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540672214
Size: 18.27 MB
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A thorough introduction to the computation of celestial mechanics, covering everything from astronomical and computational theory to the construction of rapid and accurate applications programs. The book supplies the necessary knowledge and software solutions for determining and predicting positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, minor planets and comets, solar eclipses, stellar occultations by the Moon, phases of the Moon and much more. This completely revised edition takes advantage of C++, and individual applications may be efficiently realized through the use of a powerful module library. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete, fully documented and commented source codes as well as executable programs for Windows 98/2000/XP and LINUX.