The Nautical Almanac 2017

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160932137

Category: Almanacs

Page: 361

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Contains the following data tabulated at hourly intervals to a precision of 0.1 arcminute: the Greenwich hour angle and declination of the Sun, Moon, and navigational planets; the Greenwich hour angle of Aries; positions of the navigational stars; rise and set times of the Sun and Moon for a range of latitudes; and other data. Each edition also contains a sight reduction tab≤ sight reduction formulas; and various correction tables for sight reduction. There is a useful concise sight reduction form at the back of the book. Each edition contains data for one year and is published six months or more in advance of the edition year. This book is still the standard resource for marine celestial navigation for the U.S. Navy.
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The Science of Time 2016

Time in Astronomy & Society, Past, Present and Future

Author: Elisa Felicitas Arias,Ludwig Combrinck,Pavel Gabor,Catherine Hohenkerk,P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319599097

Category: Science

Page: 394

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The uses of time in astronomy - from pointing telescopes, coordinating and processing observations, predicting ephemerides, cultures, religious practices, history, businesses, determining Earth orientation, analyzing time-series data and in many other ways - represent a broad sample of how time is used throughout human society and in space. Time and its reciprocal, frequency, is the most accurately measurable quantity and often an important path to the frontiers of science. But the future of timekeeping is changing with the development of optical frequency standards and the resulting challenges of distributing time at ever higher precision, with the possibility of timescales based on pulsars, and with the inclusion of higher-order relativistic effects. The definition of the second will likely be changed before the end of this decade, and its realization will increase in accuracy; the definition of the day is no longer obvious. The variability of the Earth's rotation presents challenges of understanding and prediction. In this symposium speakers took a closer look at time in astronomy, other sciences, cultures, and business as a defining element of modern civilization. The symposium aimed to set the stage for future timekeeping standards, infrastructure, and engineering best practices for astronomers and the broader society. At the same time the program was cognizant of the rich history from Harrison's chronometer to today's atomic clocks and pulsar observations. The theoreticians and engineers of time were brought together with the educators and historians of science, enriching the understanding of time among both experts and the public.
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Astronomical Almanac for the Year 2018

Author: Defense Dept., Navy, Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780707741772

Category: Astronautical charts

Page: 614

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The Astronomical Almanac is a joint publication of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office, United States Naval Observatory (USNO) in the United States, Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This annual publication contains precise ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, planets, and satellites; data for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena for a given year; and serves as a worldwide standard for such information. Related products: The Astronomical Almanacs & Phenomena collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/transportation-navigation/almanacs-navigation-guides/astronomical-almanacs-phenomena The Almanacs & Navigation Guides collection is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/transportation-navigation/almanacs-navigation-guides Other products produced by the United States Navy, Naval Observatory (USNO) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/927
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Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

13th edition

Author: Mary Blewitt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942884

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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The 13th edition of this bestselling book is proof of the success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many generations of ocean navigators. Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronic navigation have transported most offshore navigators to a world of press-button convenience. However, there is still a vital need for traditional skills when things go wrong: batteries can fail, aerials go overboard, and electronics have been known to get wet. A bestseller for over 65 years, Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen is a model of simplicity and clarity. The worked examples require only straightforward addition and subtraction, which explains why this book has truly earned its reputation for admirable conciseness and for making a tricky subject easy to understand. This edition has been thoroughly revised by Andy Du Port, the highly respected ex-editor of Reeds Almanacs. 'The "bible" of navigation for generations of yachtsmen... worth its weight in gold' Sailing
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