Computational spherical astronomy
Abstract
The subject of the considered volume is the applied mathematics of spherical astronomy. The book is intended to aid those scientists and engineers, not trained in astrometry, to rapidly master the computational aspects of positional astronomy. Celestial coordinate systems are considered, taking into account the celestial sphere, the horizon system, the equatorial systems, the ecliptic system, the rotational transformations of celestial coordinates, position angle and distance, and special star positions. Other subjects discussed are related to general precession and proper motion, the parallax, the computation of the topocentric place, time systems, photographic astrometry, celestial mechanics, and astronomical catalogs. Attention is given to the power series method for the combined effects of general precession and proper motion, atomic time, the gravitational force, perturbation theory, solar system objects, stars, nonstellar objects, and the linear plate model.
 Publication:

A WileyInterscience Publication
 Pub Date:
 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981csa..book.....T
 Keywords:

 Applications Of Mathematics;
 Astrometry;
 Astronomy;
 Celestial Sphere;
 Astronomical Catalogs;
 Astronomical Coordinates;
 Astronomical Photography;
 Celestial Mechanics;
 Precession;
 Stellar Motions;
 Stellar Parallax;
 Universal Time;
 Astronomy;
 SPHERICAL ASTRONOMY: MATHEMATICS