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Homework Help: Right Ascension and Declination

  1. Nov 23, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Can someone help me to understand this problem:

    You observe an object at location(longitude –16°30’E, Latitude 28°18’N) passing the meridian (azimuth=0) at 5h (am) Coordination Universal Time (UCT). The star's elevation is 43°40’ and the stellar time at Greenwich at 0h UTC was 22h20min.

    I need to calculate the right ascension and declination.

    Can someone help me with this?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am fairly lost here so I would appreciate any help in understanding how I might about solving this problem.
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  3. Nov 23, 2013 #2


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    You skipped the Relevant Equations part of the mandatory HH Template. Why is that? Surely you can show us some effort in your schoolwork?
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