Re: Geostationary satellite question

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2017 18:58:36 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sat, 9/9/17, Bob King via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:

 
> How does one determine the location of  the arc -- how far north or south of
> the celestial equator -- for viewing geostationary satellites from one's
> latitude?

I use astronomy software like Guide 9.

> Does it vary by season? 

Nope. If a geo sat is parked over a  certain spot above the equator, and doesn't have a inclined orbit, the values won't change. If the geo sat, is moved somewhere else over the equator ( orbital slot )  the the values change.

> I'mat 46.8° N. Also, where might I find a guide to identifying what
> geostationary sats appear in my time exposures?
 
Astronomy software like Guide 9, can help you ID stuff.

Kevin

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