astronomical constants

astronomical constants

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl ′kän·stəns]
(astrophysics)
The elements of the orbits of the bodies of the solar system, their masses relative to the sun, their size, shape, orientation, rotation, and inner constitution, and the velocity of light.
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Appendices cover photometric redshifts and K-corrections, broadband photometry, and physical and astronomical constants and unit conversions.