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In its first two editions, Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator enjoyed tremendous success. Using clear and logical routines, the author shows how a variety of problems and exercises in modern astronomy can be readily solved with a scientific calculator. The author keeps complexities and mathematical sophistication in the background, leaving only those elements necessary for making actual calculations. Further expanded and improved in response to suggestions from enthusiastic readers, the third edition now includes sections on generalized coordinate transformations, nutations, abberation, and selenographic coordinates. In addition, improvements have been made to the sunrise and moonrise calculations, and the page size has been increased to enhance the clarity of presentation. This is an excellent handbook for anyone who enjoys making astronomical calculations.

Synopsis:

Using clear and logical routines, this book shows how a variety of problems and exercises in modern astronomy can be readily solved with a scientific calculator. This edition includes new sections on mutations, aberration and selenographic co-ordinates and related material.

Synopsis:

In its first two editions, Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator enjoyed tremendous success. Using clear and logical

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition; About this book and how to use it; Part I. Time: 1. Calendars; 2. The date of Easter; 3. Converting the date to the day number; 4. Julian day numbers; 5. Converting the Julian day number to the calendar date; 6. Finding the day of the week; 7. Converting hours, minutes and seconds to decimal hours; 8. Converting decimal hours to hours, minutes and seconds; 9. Converting the local time to UT; 10. Converting UT to local civil time; 11. Sidereal time (ST); 12. Conversion of UT to GST; 13. Conversion of GST to UT; 14. Local sidereal time (LST); 15. Converting LST to GST; 16. Ephemeris time (ET) and terrestrial dynamic time; Part II. Coordinate Systems: 17. Horizon coordinates; 18. Equatorial coordinates; 19. Ecliptic coordinates; 20. Galactic coordinates; 21. Converting between decimal degrees and degrees, minutes and seconds; 22. Converting between angles expressed in degrees and angles expressed in hours; 23. Converting between one coordinate system and another; 24. Converting between right ascension and hour-angles; 25. Equatorial to horizon coordinate conversion; 26. Horizon to equatorial coordinate conversion; 27. Ecliptic to equatorial coordinate conversion; 28. Equatorial to ecliptic coordinate conversion; 29. Equatorial to galactic coordinate conversion; 30. Galactic to equatorial coordinate conversion; 31. Generalised coordinate transformations; 32. The angle between two celestial objects; 33. Rising and setting; 34. Precession; 35. Nutation; 36. Aberration; 37. Refraction; 38. Geocentric parallax and the figure of the Earth; 39. Calculating corrections for parallax; 40. Heliographic coordinates; 41. Carrington rotation numbers; 42. Selenographic coordinates; 43. Atmospheric extinction; Part III. The Sun: 44. Orbits; 45. The apparent orbit of the Sun; 46. Calculating the position of the Sun; 47. Calculating orbits more precisely; 48. Calculating the Sun’s distance and angular size; 49. Sunrise and sunset; 50. Twilight; 51. The equation of time; 52. Solar elongations; Part IV. The Planets, Comets and Binary Stars: 53. The planetary orbits; 54. Calculating the coordinates of a planet; 55. Finding the approximate positions of the planets; 56. Perturbations in a planet’s orbit; 57. The distance, light-travel time and angular size of a planet; 58. The phases of the planets; 59. The position-angle of the bright limb; 60. The apparent brightness of a planet; 61. Comets; 62. Parabolic orbits; 63. Binary-star orbits; Part V. The Moon and Eclipses: 64. The Moon’s orbit; 65. Calculating the Moon’s position; 66. The Moon’s hourly motions; 67. The phases of the moon; 68. The position-angle of the Moon’s bright limb; 69. The Moon’s distance, angular size and horizontal parallax; 70. Eclipses; 72. The ‘rules’of eclipses; 73. Calculating a lunar eclipse; 74. Calculating a solar eclipse; 75. The Astronomical calendar; Glossary of terms; Symbols and abbreviations; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521356992
Author:
Duffett-Smith, Peter J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Duffett-Smith, Peter
Author:
Duffett-Smith
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Calculators
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomy -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy--Problems, exercises, etc Astronomy
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
V27
Publication Date:
February 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 line diagrams
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.93x5.90x.54 in. .71 lbs.

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Product details 200 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521356992 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Using clear and logical routines, this book shows how a variety of problems and exercises in modern astronomy can be readily solved with a scientific calculator. This edition includes new sections on mutations, aberration and selenographic co-ordinates and related material.
"Synopsis" by , In its first two editions, Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator enjoyed tremendous success. Using clear and logical
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