Explanatory Supplement

 
Explanatory Supplement

The Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac provides the users of The Astronomical Almanac with complete explanations of the basis, sources, methods of computation, and use of the almanac's data. It consists of 15 chapters contributed by experts from the Naval Observatory, HMNAO, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other institutions. The concepts, terminology, and notation are introduced, as well as rigorous definitions and formulae. The Explanatory Supplement provides a complete and definitive guide to many aspects of positional astronomy. Current pricing and ordering information is available from University Science Books.

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