Geostationary satellite question

From: Brooke Clarke via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:24:18 -0700
Hi Bob:

If you were at a geostationary satellite's hour angle (in terms of longitude) and at the equator it would be directly 
overhead.  If the satellite were at infinite distance from the earth it would still be directly overhead (zero 
declination), and as you moved North from the equator the declination angle to see the satellite would be your 
Latitude.  But geostationary satellites are much closer to the earth than infinity and so you need to look down a little 
so the declination is slightly less that the latitude.

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke

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