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galactic longitude

noun, Astronomy.
1.
the angular distance in degrees measured eastward in the galactic plane from a radius drawn from the earth as center to the constellation Sagittarius.
Origin of galactic longitude
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The fourth column gives the galactic square, the fifth and sixth columns the galactic longitude and latitude.

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  • The position of the stars is here generally given in galactic longitude (l) and latitude (b).

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

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