Astronomy On The Personal Computer

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Astronomy On The Personal Computer

Author : Oliver Montenbruck
ISBN : 9783642034367
Genre : Science
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A thorough introduction to the computation of celestial mechanics, covering everything from astronomical and computational theory to the construction of rapid and accurate applications programs. The book supplies the necessary knowledge and software solutions for determining and predicting positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, minor planets and comets, solar eclipses, stellar occultations by the Moon, phases of the Moon and much more. This completely revised edition takes advantage of C++, and individual applications may be efficiently realized through the use of a powerful module library. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete, fully documented and commented source codes as well as executable programs for Windows 98/2000/XP and LINUX.
Category: Science

Astronomy With Your Personal Computer

Author : Peter Duffett-Smith
ISBN : 052138995X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 90.21 MB
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Written in a portable version of BASIC, these subroutines enable the amateur astronomer to make calculations using a personal computer. This edition adds seven subroutines to the original twenty-six, all of which are non-specific to any one machine.
Category: Computers

Easy Pc Astronomy With Floppy Disk

Author : Peter Duffett-Smith
ISBN : 0521560527
Genre : Nature
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Allows anyone to make astronomical calculations easily and accurately, ready to use on any IBM PC-type computer.
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Astronomy With A Home Computer

Author : Neale Monks
ISBN : 9781846280771
Genre : Science
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Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today’s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes. The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software. The list goes on and on. Find out here how to choose the best planetarium program: are commercial versions really better than freeware? Learn how to optimise a go-to telescope, or connect it to a lap-top. Discover how to choose the best webcam and use it with your telescope. Create a mosaic of the Moon, or high-resolution images of the planets... Astronomy with a Home Computer is designed for every amateur astronomer who owns a home computer, whether it is running Microsoft Windows, Mac O/S or Linux. It doesn’t matter what kind of telescope you own either - a small refractor is just as useful as a big "go-to" SCT for most of the projects in this book.
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Robotic Observatories

Author : Russell Genet
ISBN : UCAL:B4520590
Genre : Astronomical photometry
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Category: Astronomical photometry

Applications Of Computer Technology To Dynamical Astronomy

Author : International Astronomical Union. Colloquium
ISBN : 0792303121
Genre : Computers
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Proceedings of the 109th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 27-29 July, 1988
Category: Computers

Telescopes And Techniques

Author : Christopher R. Kitchin
ISBN : 1852337257
Genre : Science
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The first edition was widely acclaimed in its dual role as an introductory textbook and beginner's guide for serious amateur astronomers. This revised and extended edition of Telescopes and Techniques is updated for technical changes in astronomical instrumentation. It fulfils the need for a more structured and academic introduction to astronomy than is provided by 'amateur' astronomy primers. It will be bought both by first-year astronomy students and would-be amateur astronomers.
Category: Science

Personal Computing

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ISBN : NWU:35556017301409
Genre : Microcomputers
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Category: Microcomputers

Software And Data For Practical Astronomers

Author : David Ratledge
ISBN : 1852330554
Genre : Science
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There is a vast amount of astronomical software on the Internet, but unless you're prepared to spend months looking for it and hours downloading it, you won't be able to match this collection!
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Astronomical Cybersketching

Author : Peter Grego
ISBN : 0387853510
Genre : Science
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SketchingtheSkies Suddenly and without warning, a new star appeared in the night sky, and everyone in the community was alarmed. Nobody could remember having seen its like before. Dazzling to look at, this unexpected intruder in the heavenly vault gave off a light that almost rivaled that of the full Moon, drowning out the familiar patterns of stars with its glare. The new star’s steady white light penetrated deep into the sacred cave, illuminating an age-old patchwork of intricately drawn pictographs; some of these depicted terrestrial objects and events, from mundane sketches of bison to vast and sweeping panoramic images of wild galloping horses. Other scenes showed celestial phenomena, such as the phases of the Moon and prominent asterisms, or star patterns. The next morning, accompanied by solemn chanting in which the entire c- munity participated, an elderly shaman entered the sacred cave by the light of a fiery brand and selected a suitable area upon which to depict the new star. Once the artwork was finished, the shaman reappeared at the cave entrance; he held out his arms wide to the slowly brightening morning skies and announced that the pow- ful magic of the new star had been captured and could now be used to ensure the continuing prosperity of his tribe.
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Compendium Of Practical Astronomy

Author : Günter D. Roth
ISBN : 3540535969
Genre : Science
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It is a pleasure to present this work, which has been well received in German-speaking countries through four editions, to the English-speaking reader. We feel that this is a unique publication in that it contains valuable material that cannot easily-if at all-be found elsewhere. We are grateful to the authors for reading through the English version of the text, and for responding promptly (for the most part) to our queries. Several authors have supplied us, on their own initiative or at our suggestion, with revised and updated manuscripts and with supplementary English references. We have striven to achieve a translation of Handbuch for Sternfreunde which accurately presents the qualitative and quantitative scientific principles con tained within each chapter while maintaining the flavor of the original Ger man text. Where appropriate, we have inserted footnotes to clarify material which may have a different meaning and/or application in English-speaking countries from that in Germany. When the first English edition of this work, Astronomy: A Handbook (translated by the late A. Beer), appeared in 1975, it contained 21 chapters. This new edition is over twice the length and contains 28 authored chap ters in three volumes. At Springer's request, we have devised a new title, Compendium of Practical Astronomy, to more accurately reflect the broad spectrum of topics and the vast body of information contained within these pages.
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Astronomy With Small Telescopes

Author : Stephen F. Tonkin
ISBN : 1852336293
Genre : Science
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Small telescopes, whether simple beginners' telescopes or refined computer-controlled instruments, are gaining popularity fast as technology improves and public interest increases. In this book the author has brought together the experience of small telescope users to provide an insightful look into just what is possible. It is written for newcomers to astronomy and experts. Topics covered include: refractors, reflectors, advanced catadioptric telescopes, and a simple radio telescope. Almost everyone with an interest in practical astronomy will want this book.
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Vistas In Astronomy

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ISBN : UCAL:B4444706
Genre : Astronomy
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Category: Astronomy

1001 Things To Do With Your Personal Computer

Author : Mark Sawusch
ISBN : 0830611606
Genre : Computers
File Size : 50.45 MB
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Details more than one thousand time-, money-, and energy-saving applications for personal computers, providing printouts, flow charts, diagrams, illustrations, and a glossary of terms
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Celestial Calculations

Author : J. L. Lawrence
ISBN : 9780262536639
Genre : Science
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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.
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Issues In Astronomy And Astrophysics 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464963681
Genre : Science
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Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Astronomy and Astrophysics. The editors have built Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Astronomy and Astrophysics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Astronomy From Wide Field Imaging

Author : International Astronomical Union. Symposium
ISBN : 0792328795
Genre : Mathematics
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The importance of `wide-field imaging' in astronomy has never been so evident. The major new deep photographic surveys of the sky are nearing completion. The advent of large-format solid state detectors will provide further deep digital sky survey data. Optical surveys of the sky are being complemented by surveys in other wavebands of the electromagnetic spectrum, principally in the X-ray and near-infrared. The mass of digital data being gathered is driving the need for mass-storage archival capability, and for rapid capabilities in data acquisitioning and processing. New techniques are being developed to optimise the extraction of the information content. The quality and quantity of data now available to astronomers are enabling major new breakthroughs in many fields, e.g. studies of the structure of our own galaxy and properties of nearby galaxies, the large-scale distribution of galaxies and the nature of the mass-content of the Universe. All these facets of wide-field astronomy are brought together (for the very first time) in this book.
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The Future Of Small Telescopes In The New Millennium

Author : Terry D. Oswalt
ISBN : 9789401002530
Genre : Science
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This three-volume set details the essential roles that small telescopes should play in 21st century science and how their future productivity can be maximized. Over 70 international experts have created a definitive reference on the present and future of "big science with small telescopes".
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A Practical Guide To Ccd Astronomy

Author : Patrick Martinez
ISBN : 0521599504
Genre : Nature
File Size : 23.46 MB
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A complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras - for amateur astonomers and enthusiasts.
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The Teaching Of Astronomy

Author : Jay M. Pasachoff
ISBN : 0521353319
Genre : Science
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This book stems from the proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Colloquium 105. Every facet of the teaching of astronomy is explored by the contributors. Courses, training and teaching techniques form a large sector of the book. Practical information on computers, textbooks and astronomical equipment is given, linking in with chapters on student projects and teaching techniques. The philosophical aspects and the history of astronomy are described in a chapter entitled astronomy and culture. Popularisation of astronomy is discussed including the role of planetariums and the contribution of amateur astronomers. This comprehensive and well illustrated book offers a unique overview of international teaching technology and expertise that will serve as a lasting guide to astronomers involved in education.
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