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by Jean Meeus, 8.50" by 11.00", 112 pages, softbound,
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Elements of Solar Eclipses 1951 - 2200 contains Besselian elements for the 570 solar eclipses during the 250 years between 1951 and 2200. The elements were calculated using highly accurate modern theories of the Sun and Moon developed at the Bureau des Longitudes of Paris. This is the first readily available computation of Besselian elements to use these theories. Formulae are provided for the calculation of local circumstances, points of the central line or the northern and southern limits, etc. These algorithms can easily be programmed on a home computer and checked against numerical examples included in this book.

A magnetic media version of the Besselian elements are available as ASCII files on CDROM for $19.95. See left column for details.