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    I'm stuck on this multiple choice question:

    Which of the following could be the equitorial co-ordinates of a star that rises to the south of east when viewed from 48 degrees north latitude, and 88 degrees west longitude?

    a declination 60, right ascension 13 hours
    b declination 30, right ascension 6 hours
    c declination -30, right ascension 1 hour
    d declination -60, right ascension 20 hours

    I was hoping that someone could tell me the answer and how to come up with it. I am very confused about right ascension!

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    See, the southern side rising stars will be either c or d.
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    Solution Summary

    A declination for the right ascension is examined. The equatorial coordinates of the stars are given.