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galactic polesThe two points on the celestial sphere that are 90° north and 90° south of every point on the galactic equator. The north galactic pole lies in the constellation Coma Berenices at RA 12h 51.4m, dec +27°7′.7 (2000.0). The south galactic pole, diametrically opposite, lies in Sculptor.
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