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The solar parallax and its related constants including the figure and density of the earth by William Harkness

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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Astronomy,
  • Bibliography,
  • Parallax

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Edition Notes

Statementby Wm. Harkness
Series[United States. Naval Observatory] Washington observations for 1885. Appendix 3
LC ClassificationsQB508 .H2
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 169 p.
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24933865M
LC Control Number04005374

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A presentation of the astronomical unit and a consistent set of related solar-system constants. The author reviews past determinations of the astronomical unit and the solar parallax by optical and dynamical methods, and derives a current "best estimate." The recent radar determinations, which appear to yield a different result, are discussed. In Sir Harold Spencer Jones astronomy and in particular the solar parallax—the angle subtended by the Earth’s radius as viewed from the Sun. Using information from observations of the asteroid Eros during its close approach to the Earth in , he computed in the solar parallax and from that the mean distance to the. The relation between the satellite trajectories and certain constants has led to significant improvement in several constants, for example, the second harmonic of the earth's gravitational potential (J), and the atmospheric density. The solar parallax is defined as the ratio between the earth's equatorial radius and the astronomical unit. The solar mass (M ☉) is a standard unit of mass in astronomy, equal to approximately 2 × 10 30 is used to indicate the masses of other stars, as well as clusters, nebulae, and is equal to the mass of the Sun (denoted by the solar symbol ⊙︎). This equates to about two nonillion (short scale) or two quintillion () kilograms.