Table of contents for Practical astronomy with your calculator / Peter Duffett-Smith.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Astronomy Problems, exercises, etc, Calculators