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Explanatory supplement to the Astronomical almanac

Author: P Kenneth Seidelmann; United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office.; Great Britain. Nautical Almanac Office.
Publisher: Mill Valley, Calif. : University Science Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The Explanatory Supplement provides a detailed description of how to perform practical astronomy or spherical astronomy, how the computations for the Astronomical Almanac are performed, and the underlying information required by someone using the Almanac or wanting to perform related computations."--BOOK JACKET. "This completely revised and rewritten edition of the Explanatory Supplement is an authoritative source  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Explanatory supplement to the Astronomical almanac.
Mill Valley, Calif. : University Science Books, ©1992
(OCoLC)904171247
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Kenneth Seidelmann; United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office.; Great Britain. Nautical Almanac Office.
ISBN: 0935702687 9780935702682 1891389459 9781891389450
OCLC Number: 27204584
Notes: "A revision to the Explanatory supplement to The Astronomical ephemeris and The American ephemeris and nautical almanac."
Description: xxviii, 752 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to Positional Astronomy --
2. Time --
3. Celestial Reference Systems --
4. Terrestrial Coordinates and the Rotation of the Earth --
5. Orbital Ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, and Planets --
6. Orbital Ephemerides and Rings of Satellites --
7. Physical Ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Satellites --
8. Eclipses of the Sun and Moon --
9. Astronomical Phenomena --
10. Stars and Stellar Systems --
11. Computational Techniques --
12. Calendars 12.10. References --
13. Historical Information --
14. Related Publications --
15. Reference Data.
Other Titles: Astronomical almanac for the year ...
Responsibility: prepared by the Nautical Almanac Office, U.S. Naval Observatory ; with contributions from H.M. Nautical Alamanac Office, Royal Greenwich Observatory [and others] ; edited by P. Kenneth Seidelmann.

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