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Index of HMNAO Technical Notes

This is a complete list of Technical Notes produced by HM Nautical Almanac Office. Those that contain the most useful information are indicated in bold. The first item of each entry gives the initials of the originator and the title of the document. The second item gives the date of release and the number of pages in the Note.

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  1. Wilkins G.A. - Orbits of the satellites of Mars: 1965 / 9 pages
  2. Martin W.L. - Predictions for artificial satellites - Note 1: 1965 / 10 pages
  3. Nicholson W. - Zodiacal radio sources - List 4 (1965):1965 / 18 pages
  4. Sadler D.H. - A simple azimuth diagram: 1965 / 5 pages
  5. Taylor G.E. - The visual observation of occultations: 1966 / 7 pages
  6. Hobden D.E. - Computations for the Decca hyperbolic lattice system: 1966 / 12 pages
  7. Nicholson W. - A comparison of ephemeris and atomic times: 1966 / 14 pages
  8. Nicholson W. - The application of limb corrections to occultation observations: 1966 / 10 pages
  9. Wilkins G.A. - The introduction to "The NAO Handbook on the use of the 1909 Computer Systems" : 1966 / 16 pages
  10. Wilkins G.A. - The determination of the mass and oblateness of Mars from the orbits of its satellites: 1966 / 12 pages
  11. Sadler D.H. - Interpolation in H.O. 229, Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation: 1966 / 8 pages
  12. Scott W.A., Sadler D.H. - Corrections, for irradiation, to the observed altitude of the Sun: 1967 / 23 pages
  13. Wilkins G.A. - The analysis of the observations of the satellites of Mars: 1967 / 15 pages
  14. Martin A.J., Wilkins G.A. - The Library of HM Nautical Almanac Office: 1968 /10 pages
  15. Morrison L.V. - Zodiacal radio sources - List 5 (1968): 1968 / 21 pages
  16. Wilkins G.A. - The problems of the satellites of Mars: 1968 / 16 pages
  17. Wilkins G.A. - The uses of observations of the positions of the planets and natural satellites: 1969 / 15 pages
  18. Taylor G.E. - Predictions of grazing occultations: 1970 / 15 pages
  19. Morrison L.V. - Zodiacal Radio Sources - List 6 (1970): 1970 / 19 pages
  20. Morrison L.V., Martin R.J. - Digitised version of C.B. Watts' Charts of the marginal zone of the Moon: 1970 / 6 pages
  21. Emerson B., Wilkins G.A. - Narrative report of proceedings of IAU Colloquium No 9 (IAU System of Astronomical Constants): 1971 / 24 pages
  22. Morrison L.V. - The role of occultations in the improvement of the lunar ephemeris: 1971 / 10 pages
  23. Morrison L.V. - The secular accelerations of the Moon's orbital motion and the Earth's rotation: 1971 / 18 pages
  24. Morrison L.V. - Zodiacal radio sources - List 7 (1971): 1971 / 20 pages
  25. Wilkins G.A. - Review of current UK activities in Solar system mechanics: 1971 / 7 pages
  26. Sinclair A.T. - The representation of planetary ephemerides for use in the automatic reduction of navigational sights: 1971 / 10 pages
  27. Wilkins G.A. - Astronomical system of units, co-ordinates and time scales (Report to IAU Comm. 4): 1972 / 14 pages
  28. Morrison L.V., Biggin J.A. - Lunar occultations of the Crab Nebula in 1974-75: 1973 / 21 pages
  29. Taylor G.E. - The visual observation of occultations (supersedes No. 5): 1974 / 7 pages
  30. Morrison L.V. - Changes in the Earth's rotation from astronomical observations: 1974 / 16 pages
  31. Wilkins G.A. - The future publication of Astronomical Ephemerides
    1974 / 7 pages
  32. Wilkins G.A. - A review of the development and future use of Ephemeris Time: 1974 / 10 pages
  33. Wilkins G.A. - The provision of astronomical data: current trends and the relevance of CODATA: 1974 / 5 pages
  34. Taylor G.E. - Planetary occultations: A review of the methods of prediction, the results of astrometric analysis and the future prospects: 1974 / 23 pages
  35. Emerson B. - NAO Lists of stellar data with positions for equinox 1975.5: 1974 / 46 pages
  36. Sinclair A.T. - The Orbits of Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Titan: 1974 / 14 pages
  37. Sinclair A.T. - The tabulation of monthly sets of polynomial coefficients for astronomical data in The Star Almanac for Land Surveyors: 1975 / 7 pages
  38. Wilkins G.A. - Notes on the Washington (1974) meeting on Astronomical Constants and Ephemerides: 1975 / 18 pages
  39. Watson F.G. - The zenithal blind spot of a large altazimuth telescope: 1976 / 11 pages
  40. Morrison L.V. - The Movements of the Sun, Moon and Stars in the sky: 1976 / 12 pages
  41. Morrison L.V. - Catalogue of strong zodiacal radio sources List 8 (1976): 1976 / 20 pages
  42. Morrison L.V. - Lunar occultations of Sco X-1 1978-81: 1977 / 33 pages
  43. Morrison L.V. - Tidal deceleration of the Earth's rotation deduced from astronomical observations in the period AD1600 to present
    1977 / 8 pages
  44. Sinclair A.T. - Data for astro-navigation in 1978 for use with small calculators: 1977 / 18 pages
  45. Morrison L.V. - Rotation of the Earth 1860 - 1900: 1977 / 14 pages
  46. Yallop B.D. - Formulae for computing astronomical data with hand-held calculators:: Section 1: General notes and formulae
    Section 2: The Sun:
    Section 3: The Moon:
    Section 4: Navigational Problems:
    Section 5: Navigational Supplement

    Sections 1-5 / 1978 / 63 pages
    Section 6: TI59 subroutines: 1978 / 9 pages
  47. Emerson B. - Approximate Solar co-ordinates: 1978 / 8 pages
  48. Emerson B. - Approximate Lunar co-ordinates: 1979 / 9 pages
  49. Morrison L.V. - Lunar Occultations of NGC 6440, 1980-1982: 1979 / 25 pages
  50. Morrison L.V. - Lunar Occultations of GX941 1980-82: 1979 / 25 pages
  51. Morrison L.V. - Recent results for the Moon's secular acceleration and their implication for the possible variation of G
    1979 / 9 pages
  52. Morrison L.V. - Lunar occultations of the Crab Nebula 1981-1983
    1980 / 22 pages
  53. Sinclair A.T. - The computation of physical ephemerides of planets and satellites: 1980 / 9 pages
  54. Yallop B.D. - Geocentric and heliocentric phenomena: 1981 / 12 pages
  55. Yallop B.D., Emerson B. - The phase correction for Venus: 1981 / 10 pages
  56. Emerson B. - Approximate coordinates of Jupiter and Saturn: 1981 / 12 pages
  57. Yallop B.D. - Ground illumination: 1981 / 7 pages
  58. Yallop B.D. - Formulae for determining Carrington's elements and differential Solar rotation: 1982 / 8 pages
  59. Sinclair A.T. - The effect of atmospheric refraction on laser ranging data: 1982 / 18 pages
  60. Yallop B.D. - A simple method of plotting position lines: 1982 / 7 pages
  61. Yallop B.D. - Methods for calculating the time of meridian passage from polynomial data: 1982 / 4 pages
  62. Yallop B.D., Hohenkerk C.Y. - Coefficients for calculating the GHA and DEC of stars: 1985 / 7 pages
  63. Hohenkerk C.Y., Sinclair A.T. - The computation of angular atmospheric refraction at large zenith angles:1985 / 13 pages
  64. Yallop B.D. - Algorithms for calculating the dates of Easter: 1986 / 5 pages
  65. Hohenkerk C.Y. - Determination of polynomial coefficients from B-spline coefficients: 1986 / 9 pages
  66. Hohenkerk C.Y. - TOPPS: a system for printing tables: 1987 / 44 pages
  67. Yallop B.D., Hohenkerk C.Y. - Astronomical algorithms for use with micro-computers: 1989 / Updated November 2007 / 8 pages
  68. Taylor D.B. - Compact ephemerides for differential tangent plane coordinates of planetary satellites:1995 / 8 pages
  69. Yallop B.D. - A Method of Predicting the First Sighting of New Moon: 1997 / 14 pages
  70. Yallop B.D. - A simple algorithm to calculate times of sunrise and sunset: 1996 / 2 pages
  71. Hohenkerk C.Y. - Polynomial expressions for approximating Delta T: 1997 / 4 pages
  72. Taylor D.B. - Determination of starting conditions for ephemerides of the Uranian satellites I-V: 1998 / Updated November 2011 / 31 pages
  73. Taylor D.B., Sinclair A.T. - Approximate ephemerides and phenomena of natural satellites: 2003 / 11 pages
  74. Taylor D.B., Bell, S.A., Hilton, J.L., Sinclair, A.T. - Computation of the Quantities Describing the Lunar Librations in The Astronomical Almanac: 2010 / 16 pages
  75. Taylor D.B. - Astronomical Applications of Some Map Projections: 2013 / 63 pages
  76. Taylor D.B. - Continued Fractions Applied to Some Astronomical Problems - I: Continued fractions and their application to calendars: 2015 / 17 pages
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