# Quick question about negative declinations

by BOYLANATOR
Tags: declinations, negative
 P: 180 I am trying to find the sky position of asteroids so that I can observe them using a telescope. This site quotes the declination angle in hours and appears to range from 0 to -24. I have never heard of a declination angle more negative than -12 hours. What does this mean? http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/mpeph2.cgi
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 Quote by BOYLANATOR I am trying to find the sky position of asteroids so that I can observe them using a telescope. This site quotes the declination angle in hours and appears to range from 0 to -24. I have never heard of a declination angle more negative than -12 hours. What does this mean? http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/mpeph2.cgi
You web link doesn't appear to work.
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 Quote by BOYLANATOR I am trying to find the sky position of asteroids so that I can observe them using a telescope. This site quotes the declination angle in hours and appears to range from 0 to -24. I have never heard of a declination angle more negative than -12 hours. What does this mean? http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/mpeph2.cgi
thats incorrect

RA = Right Ascention is in hours minutes and seconds 0 - 24Hrs

DEC = Declination is in degrees minutes and seconds 0 deg at celestial equator going to + and - 90 degrees

Dave

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