Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac

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Author: P. Kenneth Seidelmann,United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office,Great Britain. Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389450

Category: Science

Page: 752

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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.

Time: From Earth Rotation to Atomic Physics

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Author: Dennis D. McCarthy,P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107197287

Category: Science

Page: 412

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This accessible reference presents the evolution of concepts of time and methods of time keeping, for historians, scientists, engineers, and educators. The second edition has been updated throughout to describe twentieth- and twenty-first-century advances, progress in devices, time and cosmology, the redefinition of SI units, and the future of UTC.

Textbook on Spherical Astronomy

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Author: William Marshall Smart,R. M. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291804

Category: Science

Page: 431

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This new revision of a standard work gives a general but comprehensive introduction to positional astronomy. Useful for researchers as well as undergraduates.

Calendrical Calculations

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Author: Nachum Dershowitz,Edward M. Reingold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110765162X

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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A valuable resource for working programmers, as well as a fount of useful algorithmic tools for computer scientists, this new edition of the popular calendars book expands the treatment of the previous edition to new calendar variants: generic cyclical calendars and astronomical lunar calendars as well as the Korean, Vietnamese, Aztec, and Tibetan calendars. The authors frame the calendars of the world in a completely algorithmic form, allowing easy conversion among these calendars and the determination of secular and religious holidays. LISP code for all the algorithms are available on the Web.

Spherical Astronomy

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Author: Robin Michael Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317795

Category: Science

Page: 520

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This introductory textbook assumes no prior knowledge of classical astronomy but is sufficiently comprehensive to be useful as a background reference work. It provides the essential background on mathematical technique and coordinate systems and discusses in detail, refraction, aberration, stellar parallax, precession, nutation and proper motion.

To Measure the Sky

An Introduction to Observational Astronomy

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Author: Frederick R. Chromey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176386X

Category: Science

Page: 446

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With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. It explains the theoretical foundations for observational practices and reviews essential physics to support students' mastery of the subject. Student understanding is strengthened through over 120 exercises and problems.

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

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Author: Peter Duffett-Smith,Jonathan Zwart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495720

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet. Updated and extended, this new edition shows you how to use spreadsheets to predict, with greater accuracy, solar and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the times of sunrise and sunset. Suitable for worldwide use, this handbook covers orbits, transformations and general celestial phenomena, and is essential for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions for use with a pocket calculator, shown alongside worked examples, it can be enjoyed by anyone interested in astronomy, and will be a useful tool for software writers and students studying introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet methods for greater accuracy are available at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy.

Fundamentals of Astrometry

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Author: Jean Kovalevsky,P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139453172

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Astrometry encompasses all that is necessary to provide the positions and motions of celestial bodies. This includes observational techniques, instrumentation, processing and analysis of observational data, reference systems and frames, and the resulting astronomical phenomena. Astrometry is fundamental to all other fields of astronomy, from the pointing of telescopes, to navigation and guidance systems, to distance and motion determinations for astrophysics. In the last few decades, new observational techniques have enabled improvements in accuracy by orders of magnitude. Starting from basic principles, this 2004 book provides the fundamentals for this new astrometry at milli- and micro-arcsecond accuracies. Topics include: basics of general relativity; co-ordinate systems; vectors, tensors, quaternions, and observational uncertainties; determination and use of the celestial and terrestrial reference systems and frames; applications of new observational techniques; present and future star catalogues and double star astrometry. This comprehensive reference will be invaluable for graduate students and research astronomers.

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator

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Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139935798

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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

Air Almanac 2018

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Author: United States Almanac Office,U.S. Department of Defense,United States Navy

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510726195

Category: Reference

Page: 909

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The Air Almanac 2018 contains the astronomical data required for air celestial navigation, making it a necessary resource for all pilots and others attempting to chart routes based on celestial bodies. This edition of the Almanac includes information for the year 2018 on the following topics: Sunrise, sunset, and twilight tables Sky diagrams for each month Rise and set times of the Moon for a range of latitudes Positions of the navigational stars The Almanac also provides the Greenwich hour angle and declination of the Sun, Moon, and three navigational planets along with the Greenwich hour angle of Aries, all tabulated at 10-minute intervals. With all of this data organized into two pages per calendar day, this new paperback edition provides comprehensive, organized navigational information for each day of the year.

Astronomical Almanac for the Year 2009 and Its Companion, the Astronomical Almanac Online

Data for Astronomy, Space Sciences, Geodesy, Surveying, Navigation, and Other Applications

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780118873420

Category: Reference

Page: 550

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The Astronomical Almanac contains a wide variety of both technical and general astronomical information. The book is a worldwide resource for fundamental astronomical data. The material appears in sections, each section addressing a specific astronomical category. The book also includes references to the material, explanations, and examples. The book is joint publication between U.S. Naval Observatory and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) in the UK. HMNAO maintains the copyright on the material it produces.

Eclipses of the sun and moon

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Author: Frank Watson Dyson,Sir Richard van der Riet Woolley,Richard van der Riet Woolley (Sir.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lunar eclipses

Page: 160

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