# LMC + Galaxy coordinate system

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

- X-axis along the Sun-Galactic Center line.
- Y-axis along the direction of LSR motion.
- Z-axis in the direction of the NGP.
- IAU value of R
_{0}=8.5 kpc. - Distance to LMC=50.1 kpc (Freeman et al. 2001).
- Angular position of LMC
*l = 280.47, b = -32.89*(1976 RC2) - Space velocity from Kallivayalil et al. (2005):
*U = -86.0, V = -268.0, W= 252.0*

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.