Supergalactic coordinate system

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Term: Supergalactic coordinate system

A spherical coordinate system in which the equator is the supergalactic plane. Supergalactic longitude, SGL, is measured counterclockwise from direction l = 137.37 deg, b = 0 deg (between 0 and 360 deg). The zero point for supergalactic longitude is defined by the intersection of this plane with the Galactic plane. In the equatorial coordinate system (J2000) this is approximately 2.82 h, +59.5 deg. Supergalactic latitude, SGB, is measured from the supergalactic plane, positive northward and negative southward. The North Supergalactic Pole (SGB=90 deg) lies at galactic coordinates l = 47.37 deg, b = +6.32 degrees, corresponding to the equatorial coordinate system (J2000) 18.9 h, +15.7 deg.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan