galactic pole


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galactic pole

[gə′lak·tik ′pōl]
(astronomy)
On the celestial sphere, either of the two points 90° from the galactic equator.
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Szalay of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and his collaborators initially determined the positions of galaxies along a long, narrow line of sight -- a pencil beam -- in the direction of the Milky Way's north and south galactic poles.