LMC + Galaxy coordinate system

We adopt the following coordinate system and position-velocity values:

E.g. the LSR position is (-8.5, 0, 0) in kpc. The following diagram and VRML if you click describes the geometry:

Galaxy-LMC coordinate system

The "ghostly" plane is the orbital plane along with the angular momentum vector. The positional vectors are to scale, the velocity and angular momentum vectors only show direction.

Martin Weinberg <weinberg@astro.umass.edu>
Last modified: Sat Nov 5 23:34:19 EST 2005