Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac

ISBN-10: 1891389858

ISBN-13: 9781891389856

Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)

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List price: $98.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University Science Books
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Dennis D. McCarthy worked in the Time Service and Earth Orientation Departments of the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO) for the past 40 years, reaching the position of Director of Time at USNO. He has been involved in both the improvements in time keeping and time transfer, and the advances in the observational determination, analyses and prediction of accurate Earth orientation. Dr. McCarthy is the author of a large number of papers on time scales and Earth orientation.#60;br#62; #60;br#62;P. Kenneth Seidelmann worked in the Nautical Almanac and Orbital Mechanics Departments of the U. S. Naval Observatory for 35 years, reaching the level of Director of Astrometry at USNO. He has been involved in the development of astronomical ephemerides, relativistic dynamical time scales, space missions, and the applications of improved astrometric accuracy. He is currently a Research Professor at the University of Virginia. Professor Seidelmann is editor of the #8242;Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac#8242;, coauthor of #8242;Fundamentals of Astrometry#8242;, and author of a large number of papers on fundamental astronomy.#60;br#62;

Introduction to Positional Astronomy
Relativity for Astrometry, Celestial Mechanics and Metrology
The Fundamental Celestial Reference System
Terrestrial Coordinates and the Rotation of the Earth
Precession, Nutation, and Earth Rotation
Orbital Ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, and the Planets
Planetary Satellites and Rings
Physical Ephemerides
Eclipses of the Sun and Moon
Astronomical Phenomena
Stars and Stellar Systems
Computational Techniques
Bases and Constants
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