Introduction to Solar System Measurement
This free online course on the importance of celestial navigation, solar system and impact of the Earth's revolution.
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Introduction to solar system measurements is a free online course that has been specially prepared to teach you about the solar system. When learning about celestial navigation, you should take the time to learn how to differentiate between the perihelion and aphelion. You should also learn about their effect on the earth’s orbit. If you are asked about Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, you should know that these laws are important when learning about how the earth and planets revolve around the sun. Do you know that the earth revolves around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction? The earth completes a revolution in approximately 365 days. You need to understand the calculations involved during celestial navigation to protect your life and shipping vessel. Prepare to learn about the common terminologies associated with the equatorial coordinate system. The daily motion of the celestial bodies in relation to the earth will also be covered.
You will also be able to identify the celestial pole, as well as the solstices and equinoxes. There will also be an illustration of the twilight and the earth-moon systems. This course can also help you analyze the solar, lunar eclipses and the conditions required for them to occur. You will also be able to learn about the angular measures of GHA, LHA and SHA. Do you know that right ascension is measured in units of time and RA is related to SHA? To learn about this in practice, you will also need to understand Zenith, Nadir and how vertical circle are used in computations. It is also important that you learn about the true altitude, Azimuth and true zenith distance. If you want to learn about the solar system and the earth’s motion, you will need to learn about the concept of the celestial sphere and the equatorial coordinate system.
Furthermore, you can also learn about the celestial poles and celestial meridians. Do you know that the position of the heavenly bodies is observed by navigators to find the ship's positions? You will learn about the obliquity of the ecliptic and its effect on seasons. You will also learn about the concept of the PZX triangle and circumpolar bodies. Estimating the calculation of the observer's latitude by using the upper and lower transit meridian altitudes is also important. You will need to complete this course if you want to gain vital knowledge about the laws of planetary motion and celestial navigation practices. You will also need to complete this course if you want to know how to use a sextant for taking sight. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in understanding celestial navigation, and solar system gravitation. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.Start Course Now
Solar System - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Solar System
Celestial Sphere and Equinoctial System of Coordinates
Solar System - Lesson Summary
Hour Angle and Horizon System of Coordinates
Hour Angle and Horizon System of Coordinates - Learning Outcomes
Hour Angle and Right Ascension
Daily Motion and Horizon System of Coordinates
Elevated Pole and Depressed Pole
Reading a Sextant
Hour Angle and Horizon System of Coordinates - Lesson Summary
Upon the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the concept of the celestial pole, the solstices and equinoxes.
- Discuss the differences between Perihelion and Aphelion.
- Analyze the sidereal hour angle (SHA) and Declination of Bodies.
- Describe the twilight and the earth-moon system.
- Analyze the solar, lunar eclipses and the conditions required for them to occur.
- Describe the angular measures of GHA, LHA and SHA.
- Explain how the right ascension is measured in units of time.
- Analyze the relationship between RA and SHA.
- Discuss the rational horizon, Zenith, and Nadir.
- Explain the applications of the elevated pole and depressed pole.
- Explain the true altitude, Azimuth and true zenith distance.
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