Released on 1988Categories Nature

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521356997

Category: Nature

Page: 204

View: 225

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
Released on 2017-07-06Categories Science

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108436072

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 673

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
Released on 1989-02-02Categories Science

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139935791

Category: Science

Page:

View: 528

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
Released on 2011-05-05Categories Science

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

Author: Peter Duffett-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139495721

Category: Science

Page:

View: 280

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.
Released on 2011Categories Astronomy

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator Or Spreadsheet

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator Or Spreadsheet

Author: Jonathan Zwart

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511857357

Category: Astronomy

Page: 216

View: 783

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/9780521146548"
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Science

Telescopes and Techniques

Telescopes and Techniques

Author: Christopher R. Kitchin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447133704

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 771

An easy-to-read guide to navigating around the sky using a small telescope. Covering all the basic topics - telescopes, optics, positions and motion, observing, and instruments - Telescopes and Techniques has been designed as an introduction for anyone wanting a firm grounding in the essentials of astronomy. What distinguishes this book from other "popular" works on astronomy is its impeccable scientific background: it has been developed from the author's many years of experience in teaching undergraduates.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Science

Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

Author: C. R. Kitchin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447106210

Category: Science

Page: 186

View: 900

This essential and highly-illustrated guide is for anyone taking their first steps in observational astronomy. It shows what you can expect to see, helping you get the most from your equipment. This unique book gives amateurs the guidance and assurance they need to become more proficient observers.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Science

Telescopes and Techniques

Telescopes and Techniques

Author: C. R. Kitchin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447100232

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 206

The modern aspiring astronomer is faced with a bewil dering choice of commercially produced telescopes, including all the designs considered in the preceding chapter. Yet only four decades ago the choice for a small telescope would have been between just a refrac tor and a Newtonian reflector. That change has come about because of the enormous interest that has grown in astronomy since the start of the space age and with the mind-boggling discoveries of the past 30 or 40 years. Except for some of the very small instruments which are unfortunately often heavily promoted in general mail order catalogues, camera shops and the like, the optical quality of these commercially pro duced telescopes is almost uniformly excellent. Although one product may be slightly better for some types of observation, or more suited to the personal cir cumstances of the observer, than another, most of them will provide excellent observing opportunities. The same general praise cannot be applied, however, to the mountings with which many of these telescopes are provided, and those problems are covered in Chapter 6.
Released on 2019-05-14Categories Science

Celestial Calculations

Celestial Calculations

Author: J. L. Lawrence

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262351775

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 564

How to predict and calculate the positions of stars, planets, the sun, the moon, and satellites using a personal computer and high school mathematics. Our knowledge of the universe is expanding rapidly, as space probes launched decades ago begin to send information back to earth. There has never been a better time to learn about how planets, stars, and satellites move through the heavens. This book is for amateur astronomers who want to move beyond pictures of constellations in star guides and solve the mysteries of a starry night. It is a book for readers who have wondered, for example, where Saturn will appear in the night sky, when the sun will rise and set, or how long the space station will be over their location. In Celestial Calculations, J. L. Lawrence shows readers how to find the answers to these and other astronomy questions with only a personal computer and high school math. Using an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach, Lawrence explains what calculations are required, why they are needed, and how they all fit together. Lawrence begins with basic principles: unit of measure conversions, time conversions, and coordinate systems. He combines these concepts into a computer program that can calculate the location of a star, and uses the same methods for predicting the locations of the sun, moon, and planets. He then shows how to use these methods for locating the many satellites we have sent into orbit. Finally, he describes a variety of resources and tools available to the amateur astronomer, including star charts and astronomical tables. Diagrams illustrate the major concepts, and computer programs that implement the algorithms are included. Photographs of actual celestial objects accompany the text, and interesting astronomical facts are interspersed throughout. Source code (in Python 3, JAVA, and Visual Basic) and executables for all the programs and examples presented in the book are available for download at https://CelestialCalculations.github.io.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Science

Photo-guide to the Constellations

Photo-guide to the Constellations

Author: C. R. Kitchin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447106111

Category: Science

Page: 149

View: 622

"l hope that people all around the world never forget what a wonderful thing it is to lie on your back and look up at the stars" Pete Seeger What is the fascination that constellations hold for people? There are probably as many different answers to that question as there are people. For many, though, the constella tions are the stepping-off point into the fabulous, mind-bending discoveries and concepts of modern astronomy. For others it is their long and intriguing history that beckons. For some people the constellations provide the means for navigation and orientation over the surface of the Earth, and of course there are the millions who place some faith in horo scopes. But for most people the patterns in the sky are a beautiful part of their environ ment to be treasured alongside the forests, fields and rivers that make life worth living. However just as we are losing our green environment to pollution, so we are losing our sky. The glow from cities across the world swamps the stars in the night sky. Astronomers have had to retreat to remote mountain tops to escape that light pollution. The rest of us must make do with what is available. From the centre of a city, or any other brightly lit area, probably no stars at all will be visible even on the clearest of nights. From the suburbs, the brighter stars should normally be seen.