1. An astronomer at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO), located at latitude 48° 31' N in Saanich, near Victoria, B.C., is studying the K2 III star N'3148°α Arietis. The equatorial coordinates of α Arietis are right ascension=2h 07 m 30s and declination of 23°29' If the astronomer starts an observing run 3 hours before α Arietis crosses the meridian, at what local sidereal time does the observing run start? 2. Relevant equations LST=HA+RA 3. The attempt at a solution I'm wondering if I just used the equation of if there is more comprehension involved. Would I take the hour angle to be -3h (since it east of the meridian) and add it to the right ascension of the star?