ASTRONOMICAL FORMULAE FOR CALCULATORS
by Jean Meeus
This book is a classic bourne out of the calculator revolution of the ‘70s. Then people suddenly had a powerful way to calculate astronomical movements, but there were no formulas with which to do it! This book fills that need completely. A sampling of the chapters includes: ephemeris time and universal time, date of Easter, Julian date and calendar date, precession, nutation, solar coordinates, position of the Moon,position of Jupiter’s moons, equation of time, correction for parallax, and much more. Again, it is not just the theory of these subjects, but the concrete formulas that govern them that are presented. SC, 1988, 218 pages. SW 0.7 lbs.