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  • 1galactic coordinate — In astronomy, a galactic latitude or longitude, useful for describing the relative positions and motions of components of the Milky Way Galaxy. Galactic latitude is measured in degrees north or south of the plane of the Milky Way. Galactic… …

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  • 2galactic coordinate — /gəˌlæktɪk koʊˈɔdənət/ (say guh.laktik koh awduhnuht) noun one of a system of coordinates for defining the position of a celestial body with reference to the Milky Way, based on galactic latitude and longitude …

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  • 3galactic coordinate — noun : a member of a system of celestial coordinates based on the equatorial plane of the Milky Way galaxy …

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  • 4Galactic coordinate system — Artist s depiction of the Milky Way galaxy, showing the galactic longitude relative to the sun. The galactic coordinate system (GCS) is a celestial coordinate system which is centered on the Sun and is aligned with the apparent center of the… …

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  • 5Galactic Center — The Galactic Center is the rotational center of the Milky Way galaxy. It is located about 7.6 kiloparsecs (24,800 LY) away from the Earth, [cite journal | title = SINFONI in the Galactic Center: young stars and IR flares in the central light… …

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  • 6Galactic Republic — For the era in Brazilian history, see República Velha. For the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game being developed by Bioware, see Star Wars: The Old Republic. Galactic Republic Emblem of the Galactic Republic …

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  • 7Galactic North — This article is about the book. For the celestial direction, see Galactic coordinate system. Galactic North   …

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  • 8Galactic corona — The terms galactic corona and gaseous corona have been used in the first decade of the twenty first century to describe a hot, ionised, gaseous component in the Galactic halo of the Milky Way. A similar body of very hot and tenuous gas in the… …

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  • 9Galactic halo — The term galactic halo is used to denote an extended, roughly spherical component of a galaxy, which extends beyond the main, visible component. It can refer to any of several distinct components which share these properties: * the galactic… …

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  • 10Galactic anticenter — The Galactic anticenter is the point in the sky that lies in the direction opposite the center of the Milky Way galaxy. It is within the constellation AurigaIn the galactic coordinate system, the galactic center in Sagittarius corresponds to a… …

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  • 11galactic — /geuh lak tik/, adj. 1. Astron. a. of or pertaining to a galaxy. b. of or pertaining to the Milky Way. 2. immense; huge; vast: a problem of galactic proportions. 3. Physiol. pertaining to or stimulating the secretion of milk. [1830 40; < Gk&#8230; …

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  • 12coordinate — coordinately, co ordinately, adv. coordinateness, co ordinateness, n. coordinative, co ordinative, /koh awr dn ay tiv, awr dn euh /, adj. adj., n. /koh awr dn it, dn ayt /; v. /koh awr dn ayt /, adj., n., v., coordinated, coordinating. adj. 1. of …

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  • 13Coordinate time — In the theory of relativity, it is convenient to express results in terms of a spacetime coordinate system relative to an implied observer. In many (but not all) coordinate systems, an event is specified by one time coordinate and three spatial&#8230; …

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  • 14Celestial coordinate system — For other uses of Celestial , see Celestial (disambiguation). Orientation of Astronomical Coordinates Orientation of the galactic, ecliptic and equatorial coordinate systems, projected on the celestial sphere, showing the galactic equator (black) …

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  • 15Astronomical coordinate systems — are coordinate systems used in astronomy to describe the location of objects in the sky and in the universe. The most commonly occurring such systems are coordinate systems on the celestial sphere, but extragalactic coordinates systems are also&#8230; …

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  • 16celestial coordinate — noun : a member of any system of coordinates used for locating a point on the celestial sphere compare ecliptic coordinate, equator system of coordinate, galactic coordinate, horizon coordinate …

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  • 17Supergalactic coordinate system — Supergalactic coordinates are coordinates in a spherical coordinate system which was designed to have its equator aligned with the supergalactic plane, a major structure in the local universe formed by the preferential distribution of nearby&#8230; …

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  • 18Bulge (astronomy) — Galactic center redirects here. For the center of the Milky Way galaxy, see Galactic Center. In astronomy, a bulge is a tightly packed group of stars within a larger formation. The term almost exclusively refers to the central group of stars&#8230; …

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  • 19Gart Westerhout — Summary Biography Gart Westerhout (1927 ) is a Dutch astronomer. Well before completing his university studies at Leiden, he had already become well established internationally as a radio astronomer in The Netherlands, specializing in studies of&#8230; …

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  • 20astronomical map — Introduction       any cartographic representation of the stars, galaxies, or surfaces of the planets and the Moon. Modern maps of this kind are based on a coordinate system analagous to geographic latitude and longitude. In most cases, modern&#8230; …

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