Geostationary apparent declination

From: Rodney Austin (
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 23:50:55 EDT

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    Hi All,
           Probably a stupid question, but is there a note somewhere that
    will tell me how to compute the apparent declination of the
    geostationary belt from my latitude (-39 degrees)? Some years ago I
    recall seeing something about it in Sky & Telescope, and of course I
    could probably work it out by simple trigonometry. Sorry I'm a bit
    lazy. I'm not after any particular satellite, just a generalisation.
    From here it should be north of the celestial equator I think, with a
    rough guess of dec +5 degrees? Thanks for any help.
    Sorry to be a bother.
    Rod Austin
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