Classical Astronomical Coordinates

  • Michael Soffel
  • Ralf Langhans
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Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

Classical astronomical coordinates still play an important role for celestial reference systems (CRS). For their introduction we will study the apparent motion of stars and Sun. We start from an earthbound observer and will introduce some elementary facts about the apparent motion of stars and the Sun about the Earth.

Keywords

Apparent Motion Solar Eclipse Rotational Matrice Vertical Circle Zenith Distance 
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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Soffel
    • 1
  • Ralf Langhans
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Planetary GeodesyDresden Technical University Lohrmann ObservatoryDresdenGermany

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