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    Re: Book Information
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2001 Aug 13, 3:09 PM

    John Kabel wrote-
    >I am resending this post because I got an error message back from the
    >Nav-L server.  Please excuse me if you get a duplicate.
    >Aubrey O'Callaghan wrote:
    >> A few months the title of a book containing many astronomical equations
    >> suitable for programing calculators was listed.
    >> I cannot find this email... can somebody repost or give me the title.
    >> Thanks,
    >> Aubrey.
    >John Kabel replies:
    >Were you thinking of the following?
    >Meeus, Jean.  Atronomical Algorithms.  Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond,
    >VA, 1991.
    >This has a large number of equations and algorithms for estimating
    >astronomical phenomena.
    >John Kabel
    >London, Ontario, Canada
    Error message or not, I for one received his posting correctly. And I agree
    about Meeus. A real goldmine of a book. Perhaps John Kabel does Meeus a
    small injustice when he suggests that his book is for "estimating
    astronomical phenomena", though. I have used  the many detailed terms of
    his trig expansions to calculate Sun, Moon, planet, star positions to a
    fraction of a minute of arc, on a programmable pocket calculator. Rather
    better than estimation, in my view.
    George Huxtable
    George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    Tel. 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.

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