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Peter Duffett-Smith , Jonathan Zwart. 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. The date of Easter. Converting the date to the day number. Converting the Julian date to the Greenwich calendar date. Finding the name of the day of the week. Converting hours minutes and seconds to decimal hours.

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Selenographic coordinates. Atmospheric extinction. The apparent orbit of the Sun. Calculating orbits more precisely.

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Calculating the Suns distance and angular size. Sunrise and sunset. Converting decimal hours to hours minutes and seconds. Converting the local time to universal time UT. Converting UT and Greenwich calendar date to local time and date.

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet: Fourth Edition

Sidereal time ST. Local sidereal time LST. Ephemeris time ET and terrestrial time TT. Coordinate systems.

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Practical astronomy with your calculator. 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.

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