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By Duffett-Smith P., Zwart J.

Now in its fourth variation, this extremely popular booklet is perfect if you desire to resolve numerous sensible and leisure difficulties in astronomy utilizing a systematic calculator or spreadsheet. up to date and prolonged, this new version indicates you ways to take advantage of spreadsheets to foretell, with better accuracy, sun and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the days of dawn and sundown. appropriate for all over the world use, this instruction manual covers orbits, adjustments and normal celestial phenomena, and is key for a person desirous to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With transparent, easy-to-follow directions to be used with a pocket calculator, proven along labored examples, it may be loved through someone attracted to astronomy, and should be a useful gizmo for software program writers and scholars learning introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet tools for higher accuracy can be found at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy

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