Computational spherical astronomy
Examines the data reduction for positional measurements made on stars, planets, artificial satellites by optical means. Covers the sources of the corrections, the available numerical procedures and their accuracy, and illustrates the material through the use of worked problems. A thousand-item glossary gives all the principal phrases used in astronomy.
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General Precession and Proper Motion
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12h Jan AENA annual aberration annual parallax apparent magnitude apparent place apparent sidereal approximation ascension and declination astrometry astronomical horizon astronomical latitude astronomical refraction astronomical zenith axis of rotation azimuth Besselian solar celestial equator celestial meridian celestial object celestial sphere Chapter circle CM CM CM compute coordinate system correction day numbers Earth effects Ephemeris epoch of place equator and equinox equatorial coordinates equinox of date error formulas fundamental epoch geocentric distance geodetic given Greenwich heliocentric Hence hour angle instant intersection interval Julian centuries longitude magnitude mean catalog place mean equator mean place mean solar day Moon nutation obliquity observer observer's parallax plane planetary polar precession precession in right proper motion radial velocity reference ellipsoid reference stars relative right ascension rigorous semimajor axis sidereal day solar system solar system barycentric spherical standard coordinates star catalog star's stellar telescope topocentric values zenith distance