Nautical Almanac for the Year 2008

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 For over 150 years the United States Nautical Almanac Office has published The Nautical Almanac, first as part of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, and then on its own, to provide the US Navy with a convenient form of the astronomical data used for celestial navigation. This book is still the standard resource for marine celestial navigation for the U.S. Navy. The book is produced in collaboration with Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office in the UK. That Office maintains the copyright on the ...

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Overview

 For over 150 years the United States Nautical Almanac Office has published The Nautical Almanac, first as part of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, and then on its own, to provide the US Navy with a convenient form of the astronomical data used for celestial navigation. This book is still the standard resource for marine celestial navigation for the U.S. Navy. The book is produced in collaboration with Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office in the UK. That Office maintains the copyright on the material it produces.

 

The Nautical Almanac 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 table; sight reduction formulas; and various correction tables for sight reduction. There is a useful concise sight reduction form at the back of the book. The Nautical Almanac is available 9 months in advance of its edition date.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780160780240
  • Publisher: United States Dept. of Defense
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Series: Nautical Almanac for the Year Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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• • Phases of the Moon •   Calendars • Eclipses • Planet notes and diagram • Daily pages: Ephemerides of Sun, Moon, Aries and planets; sunrise, sunset, twilights, moonrise, moonset, etc. • Explanation • Standard times • Star charts • Stars: SHA and Dec of 173 stars, in order of SHA (accuracy 0.1) • Polaris (Pole Star) tables • Sight reduction procedures; direct computation • Concise sight reduction tables •  Form for use with concise sight reduction tables • Conversion of arc to time • Tables of increments and corrections for Sun, planets, Aries, Moon • Tables for interpolating sunrise, sunset, twilights, moonrise, moonset, Moon’s meridian passage • Index to selected stars • Altitude correction tables for the Moon • •  

 

Auxiliary pages, preceding page 1 A2 - A3 Altitude correction tables for Sun, stars, planets, A4 Additional refraction corrections for non-standard conditions bookmark same as pages A2 and xxxiii.

 

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