Explanatory supplement to the astronomical almanac
Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac by Sean E. Urban
Explanatory supplement to the Astronomical almanac
The book is a detailed reference text to the algorithms and theories used to produce The Astronomical Almanac. It covers the history, significance, sources, methods of computation, and use of the data presented in The Astronomical Almanac. Because The Astronomical Almanac prints primarily positional data, this book goes into great detail on techniques to get astronomical positions. The book, however, is not a basic textbook on spherical, dynamical, or positional astronomy. It supplements such textbooks because it contains detailed explanations and current methods of application.
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It is considered a worldwide resource for fundamental astronomical data, often being the first publication to incorporate new International Astronomical Union resolutions. The almanac largely contains solar system ephemeris and catalogs of selected stellar and extragalactic objects. The material appears in sections, each section addressing a specific astronomical category.
The material detailed in this book is the very bedrock underlying much else that we know about our own solar system and beyond. SEAN E. He has authored or co-authored over 70 articles, most on positional astronomy. Introduction to Positional Astronomy 2. Relativity for Astrometry, Celestial Mechanics and Metrology 3. Time 4. The Fundamental Celestial Reference System 5.
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