kiloparsec


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kiloparsec

[¦kil·ə′pär‚sek]
(astronomy)
A distance of 1000 parsecs (3260 light-years).
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40 kiloparsecs [1] and has an angular diameter of 16 arc-seconds [2].
The study also confirmed a few previously known streams, including the little-studied diffuse stream to the southwest (stream SW), which lies at a projected distance of 60 to 100 kiloparsecs (200,000 to 300,000 light years) from Andromeda's center.
quoted the distance to 1987A as 50 kiloparsecs or 1.