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Fundamentals of Astrometry

Fundamentals of Astrometry

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ISBN-13: 9780521173315
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Seidelmann is a Research Professor in the Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia. Until 2000, was Director of Astrometry of the U.S. Naval Observatory, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland.

Jean Kovalevsky is an Associate (retired) Astronomer of the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Géodynamiques et Astronomiques (CERGA), at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France. He is President of the International Committee of Weights and Measures and a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. New observational techniques; 3. Basic principles and coordinate systems; 4. Treatment of astronomical data; 5. Principles of relativity; 6. Apparent displacements of celestial objects; 7. Extragalactic reference frame; 8. Dynamical reference frame; 9. Terrestrial coordinate systems; 10. Earth orientation; 11. Stars; 12. Double and multiple star systems; 13. Astronomical phenomena; 14. Application of theory to observations; Appendices.

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