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    Re: STARS below ?? declination are never visible.
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2017 Jan 25, 03:43 -0800

    Herman.  Last night was particularly clear in the UK at 53N.  If it’s as clear where you are tonight, you could try this approximate confirmatory test.  About 2200hrs, look SSW to find Orion.  Go along the line of Orion’s belt from right to left to the South to find the really bright star Sirius in the constellation of Canis Major.  Sirius has declination 16degrees 45’ S, and it should be at an altitude of about 20 degrees above the horizon (about two clenched fists at arms length palms away from you).  Go down into Canis Major and note the lowest star you can see above your horizon. Then check its declination from a star chart.   DaveP  

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