Re: Geostationary satellite question

From: George Roberts via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2017 17:48:48 -0400
It will be a fixed declination.  for satellites in geostationary (as 
opposed to geosynchronous which move north and south).  Go to heavens 
above and put in your lat/lon and pick a few geostationary satellites 
(tv satellites work) and look at the declination.  It will be the same 
declination no matter the date and time.  No matter the satellite.

When the antisolar shadow passes through this line you get bright, 
geosynchronous satellites near the edge of that shadow.  At least bright 
enough to see in 7X50 binoculars.

- George

On 09/09/2017 02:58 PM, Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l wrote:
> --------------------------------------------
> On Sat, 9/9/17, Bob King via Seesat-l <> 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?

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