Astronomy on the Personal Computer

  • Oliver Montenbruck
  • Thomas Pfleger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 1-6
  3. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 7-34
  4. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 35-57
  5. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 59-82
  6. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 83-106
  7. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 107-129
  8. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 131-149
  9. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 151-172
  10. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 173-197
  11. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 199-222
  12. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 223-250
  13. Oliver Montenbruck, Thomas Pfleger
    Pages 251-266
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 267-300

About this book

Introduction

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 material previously available on an accompanying CD-ROM, now at extras.springer.com, 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.

Keywords

Astrometry Astronomical Observation Celestial mechanics astronomy computational astronomy programming language solar system

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Montenbruck
    • 1
  • Thomas Pfleger
    • 2
  1. 1.DLR-GSOCWeßlingGermany
  2. 2.HennefGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03436-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-11187-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03436-7
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