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Explanatory supplement to the Astronomical almanac.

Explanatory supplement to the Astronomical almanac.

Author: Sean E Urban; P Kenneth Seidelmann
Publisher: Mill Valley, Calif. : University Science Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats

This book offers explanatory material,supplemental information, and detailed descriptions used to produce The Astronomical Almanac, an annual publication prepared jointly by the US Naval Observatory  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean E Urban; P Kenneth Seidelmann
ISBN: 9781891389856 1891389858
OCLC Number: 787507823
Description: xxxiv, 676 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to Positional Astronomy --
2. Relativity for Astrometry, Celestial Mechanics and Metrology --
3. Time --
4. The Fundamental Celestial Reference System --
5. Terrestrial Coordinates and the Rotation of the Earth --
6. Precession, Nutation, Polar Motion, and Earth Rotation --
7. Positions --
8. Orbital Ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, and Planets --
9. Planetary Satellites and Rings --
10. Physical Ephemerides of Solar System Bodies --
11. Eclipses of the Sun and Moon --
12. Astronomical Phenomena --
13. Stars and Stellar Systems --
14. Computational Techniques --
15. Calendars.
Other Titles: Astronomical almanac for the year ...


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'Careful measurements have always been the key to mastery of planetary and stellar dynamics and the cosmic distance scale. The material detailed in this book is the very bedrock underlying much else Read more...

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