gala.coordinates.pole_from_endpoints(coord1, coord2)[source]

Compute the pole from a great circle that connects the two specified coordinates.

This assumes a right-handed rule from coord1 to coord2: the pole is the north pole under that assumption.

coord1 : SkyCoord

Coordinate of one point on a great circle.

coord2 : SkyCoord

Coordinate of the other point on a great circle.

pole : SkyCoord

The coordinates of the pole.