Astronomy on the personal computer
Astronomy on the Personal Computer provides the reader with a thorough introduction to the computation of celestial mechanics, which is of particular significance to astronomical observation. Covering everything from astronomical and computational theory to the construction of rapid and accurate applications programs, this book supplies the necessary knowledge and software solutions for determining and predicting the 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 makes use of the widely implemented programming language C++, and individual applications may be efficiently realized through the use of a powerful module library. The accompanying CD-ROM contains, in addition to the complete, fully documented and commented source codes, the executable programs for use with the Windows 98/2000/XP and LINUX operating systems.
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1993 Thomas Pfleger accuracy ADDSOL altitude approximation ascending node ascension and declination astrometric astronomical ATN2 calculate CALDAT celestial body centre centuries since J2000 Chebyshev polynomials coefficients comet Compute CONST coordinate system corresponding date yyyy diameter difference Earth eccentric anomaly ecliptic coordinates ecliptic latitude ecliptic longitude Ephemeris epoch equations equatorial coordinates equinox of date fundamental plane geocentric coordinates geocentric distance given heliocentric heliocentric coordinates hour angle INTEGER interval Julian centuries Julian Date Jupiter Kepler light-time lunar coordinates mean anomaly minor planet Moon motion Neptune nutation observer obtain Oliver Montenbruck orbit determination orbital elements Pascal perturbations phase planetary coordinates planetocentric planetographic Pluto POLAR position angle PRECART precession PROCEDURE radius READLN REAL right ascension rising and setting rotation Saturn series expansions shadow sidereal solar eclipses stellar occultations TERM TERM TERM Uranus values vector velocity vernal equinox WRITE WRITELN yyyy mm dd