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17th
May 2017
Ryan Osborn
@ryano88
May 17 2017 12:20
Is it possible to calculate the inclination of the milky way in the night sky using astropy?
Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
May 17 2017 22:32
Good question - I feel like it should be possible in principle, though maybe not as easily as one might like. Astropy has a Galactocentric coordinate frame so you could sample some points at various positions in the Milky-Way then convert those to an AltAz frame and then figure out the angle from that