galactic latitude

galactic latitude
noun
: latitude in the system of galactic coordinates measured as distance north or south of the galactic equator

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Astron.
the angular distance from the galactic equator of a point on the celestial sphere.
[1905-10]

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galactic latitude,
the angular distance of a celestial body from the galactic plane.

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