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A Guide to Astronomical Calculations With Illustrative Solved Examples

Author Name: Manohar Narayan Purohit | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

You are holding the best source to astronomical calculations ever published!

What was the day and tithi at the time of your birth? How were the planets positioned at that time? What is Panchanga? At what time will the sun rise tomorrow? What is the moon rise-time on the next Sankashti Chaturthi? When is the next lunar eclipse? Why the lunar eclipses do not occur on all full moon days? When will be the next solar eclipse? Will it be a total, annular or partial one? Will it be visible from your place? If not, where will it be visible? What will be the timing of its visibility? How many lunar and solar eclipses would occur in the 21st century? What is Ayanamsha? How many days of Kaliyug are remaining?

You will be able to answer all of these questions and many more with the help of A Guide to Astronomical Calculations.

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Manohar Narayan Purohit

Manohar Purohit, born in Karnataka and settled in Solapur, Maharashtra, is a retired lecturer. He has taught subjects of structural engineering and has also guided many students for MPSC examinations. He is a life member of the Institution of Engineers (India), MIE,and the Indian Society for Technical Education, MISTE.

Music, Mathematics, Astrology, Astronomy, reading Sanskrit and Kannada epics are his hobbies.

He is a multifaceted musician with the titles of ‘Sangeet Alankar’ and ‘Sangeet Kalaaravinda’, able to play many musical instruments like Sitar, Santoor, Violin, Flute, Harmonium and Tabla.

In Astrology, he holds the titles of Jyotishya Visharad and Jyotishya Shastri. He is also a good computer programmer. All the illustrative examples and the images in this book have been generated by his computer programs.

Around twenty years ago, when he had taken interest in Astronomy, he had found no book on the subject available in any of the libraries or book stores. He had studied the subject from various sources and decided to write a book. This book is the result of his hard work.

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