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. â ¢ Clear presentation â ¢ Reliable approximations â ¢
Covers orbits, transformations, and general celestial phenomena â ¢
Can be used anywhere, worldwide â ¢ Routines extensively tested by
thousands of readers round the world
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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