The American Emphemeris and Nautical Almanac

The American Emphemeris and Nautical Almanac

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Nicolajew, Olmiitz, . Oxford, Padua, Palermo, . Paramatta, Paris, .. Philadelphia, Prague, Pulkowa, . Rome, .. San Fernando Santiago, . Senftenberj Speyer, Stockholm, St. Petersburg Upsala, Utrecht, . Vienna, Washington, Wilna, .. Longitude from Washington in Arc. 272 1 7.1 215 22 40.7 271 20 30.0 268 42 15.8 356 56 8.0 250 58 22.1 265 41 8.6 284 12 33.2 271 4 42.5 269 35 45.0 131 55 20.4 280 36 44.7 358 6 35.4 268 31 37.2 252 37 14.1 270 27 52.1 289 9 23.7 353 37 30.0 266 29 15.0 274 30 30.0 264 53 24.7 252 38 32.0 265 19 19.5 277 49 5.0 266 33 58.7 0 0 0.0 257 39 10.1 ON THE ARRANGEMENT AND USE OF THE TABLES IN THIS EPHEMERIS. This Ephemcris is divided into two distinct parts. One part is designed for the special use of Navigators, and is adapted to the Meridian of Greenwich. The other part is suited to the convenience of Astronomers, on this continent particularly, and is adapted to the Meridian of Washington. THE NAUTICAL PART. This part contains the Ephemeris of the Sun and Moon; the distances of the Moon from the centres of the Sun and the four most conspicuous Planets, and from certain Fixed Stars; the Ephemeris of the Planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; and the Mean Places of 198 principal Fixed Stars for the beginning of the year 1870. Time.--Astronomers make use of several different kinds of time; an explanation of the nature of which, and of the method of passing from one to another, properly precedes an explanation of the uses of the Ephemeris. Sidereal Time.--Sidereal Time is measured by the daily motion of the stars, or, as it is used by astronomers, by the daily motion of that point in the equator from which the true right ascensions of the stars are counted. This point is the vernal equinox, and its hour angle is called the Sidshow more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609174
  • 9781236609175