A Manual of Field Astronomy

A Manual of Field Astronomy

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Originally published in 1917, this early works on Field Astronomy is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all astronomy enthusiasts or historians, with much of the information still useful and practical today. Each observation has been presented essentially as follows: The work of which the observation consists is first stated briefly, followed by the relations and theory on which it depends, accompanied by such explanation as seems necessary. The procedure is then outlined, step by step, under the general headings: qComputations Preceding Field Work, q qField Work, q and q Computations Following Field Work.q This outline is supplemented by a copy of the field notes and computations of a similar observation.... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in af12), is of some use to the surveyor because it falls very nearly on the same hour circle as Polaris and Ia CassiopeiAb. Cassiopeia is a constellation on the opposite side of Polaris from Ursa Major, the five brightest stars of which form a ratheranbsp;...

Title:A Manual of Field Astronomy
Author:Andrew H. Holt
Publisher:Read Books Ltd - 2013-04-16


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