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The Nautical Almanac for the Year 2017

Title:
The Nautical Almanac for the Year 2017
Format:
Hardcover
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-054-00248-0
ISBN:
9780160932137
Description

Safer Seas from U.S. and U.K. Naval Collaboration

The U.S. Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office collaborate to compute, from fundamental astronomical reference data, the position, brightness, and other observable characteristics of celestial bodies, as well as the circumstances of astronomical phenomena. This information is of critical importance to navigation, military operations planning, scientific research, surveying and everyday activities. The products they produce - publications, software, algorithms, and expertise - are used by the U.S. and British Navy and the other armed services, civilian government agencies, the scientific research community, and the public. Their products are regarded as benchmark standards throughout the world. 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, part of the U.K. Hydrographic Office. 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 several months in advance of its edition date.

About Author/About Agency:

U.S. Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office collaborate to compute, from fundamental astronomical reference data, the position, brightness, and other observable characteristics of celestial bodies, as well as the circumstances of astronomical phenomena. This information is of critical importance to navigation, military operations planning, scientific research, surveying and everyday activities. The products they produce - publications, software, algorithms, and expertise - are used by the U.S. and British Navy and the other armed services, civilian government agencies, the scientific research community, and the public. Their products are regarded as benchmark standards throughout the world.

Other resources available from the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/927

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pages 
1 - 3                Title page, preface, etc. 
4                     Phases of the Moon 
4 - 5                Calendars 
5 - 7                Eclipses 
8 - 9                Planet notes and diagram 
10 - 253          Daily pages: Ephemerides of Sun, Moon, Aries and planets; 
                       sunrise, sunset, twilights, moonrise, moonset, etc. 
254 - 261        Explanation 
262 - 265        Standard times 
266 - 267        Star charts 
268 - 273        Stars: SHA and Dec of 173 stars, in order of SHA (accuracy 0.1) 
274 - 276        Polaris (Pole Star) tables 
277 - 283        Sight reduction procedures; direct computation 
284 - 318       Concise sight reduction tables 
319                 Form for use with concise sight reduction tables 
320 - 321       Polar Phenomena
322 - 325       Semi-duration of sunlight, twilight, and moonlight
i                      Conversion of arc to time 
ii - xxxi          Tables of increments and corrections for Sun, planets, Aries, Moon 
xxxii              Tables for interpolating sunrise, sunset, twilights, 
                       moonrise, moonset, Moon’s meridian passage 
xxxiii             Index to selected stars 
xxxiv - xxxv  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

Audience

The information contained in the Nautical Almanac is critical for U.S. and British Navies, as well as other military branches, scientists, and others involved in military planning, navigation, and research.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$48.00
International Price:
$67.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Nautical Almanac Office
Year/Pages:
2016: 361 p.; ill.
Notes:
Prepared in cooperation with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.
Key Phrases:
  • Astronomy
  • Ephemeris
  • Nautical Almanac for the Year 2017
  • Astronomy
  • Ephemeris
  • Navigation
Weight:
1.625
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
02/10/2016
Last Status Update:
09/11/2017
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