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Spherical astronomy

Author: Robin M Green
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, cop. 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introductory textbook on spherical and positional astronomy, entirely suitable for use by students with no prior knowledge of classical astronomy, sufficiently comprehensive to make it a useful  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin M Green
ISBN: 0521239885 9780521239882 9780521317795 0521317797
OCLC Number: 911308633
Description: XIV, 520 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Basic formulae; 2. The celestial sphere; 3. The reference frame; 4. Geocentric coordinates; 5. Direct measurements of right ascension and declination; 6. Two-body orbital motion; 7. Planetary and satellite orbits; 8. Heliocentric and barycentric coordinates; 9. Precession and nutation; 10. Time; 11. Proper motion and radical velocity; 12. Mean and apparent coordinates; 13. Astrographic plate measurements; 14. Stellar distances and movements; 15. Elements of radio astronomy; 16. Radio astronomy; 17. Planetary phenomena and surface coordinates; 18. Eclipses and occultations; 19. Binary stars; Appendices; References; Index.
Responsibility: Robin M. Green.

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