Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac

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P. Kenneth Seidelmann
University Science Books, 1992 - Science - 752 pages
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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. This completely revised and rewritten edition of the Explanatory Supplement is an authoritative source on astronomical phenomena and calendars and includes details for FK5 J2000.0 reference system and transformations; details on celestial and terrestrial coordinate systems; current values of astrometric quantities; explanation of eclipse of Sun and Moon computations; details of time scales and their relationships; and detailed descriptions of ephemerides and characteristics of the planets.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO POSITIONAL ASTRONOMY
1
TIME
39
CELESTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEMS
95
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About the author (1992)

In 2000 Seidelmann retired from the U S Naval Observatory and became a research professor in the Astronomy Department of the University of Virginia. Seidelmann is coauthor of two books, Fundamentals of Astrometry and TIME, From Earth Rotation to Atomic Physics.

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