Astrometry is fundamental to all other fields of astronomy, from the pointing of telescopes, to navigation and guidance systems, to distance and motion. This book is a paperback re-issue of the hardcover edition of Fundamentals of Astrometry by Jean Kovalevsky and Kenneth Seidelmann, which is a. Fundamentals of Astrometry, by Jean Kovalevsky and P. Kenneth Seidelmann, pp. ISBN Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, July.
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Description Table of Contents. Summary Providing a broad overview of foundational concepts, Fundamentals of Astronomy covers topics ranging from spherical astronomy to celestial mechanics, closing with two chapters that discuss elements of astronomical photometry and spectroscopy. Supplementary and explanatory notes at the end of each chapter provide references to material published in scientific journals, and solved and unsolved exercises allow students to review their understanding of the material.
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