solar units

solar units

Dimensionless units whereby the mass, luminosity, and other physical properties of a celestial body can be expressed in terms of the Sun's mass, luminosity, etc. For example, a star having 10 times the mass of the Sun is said to have a mass of 10 solar masses, or 10 MO (see solar mass). Likewise the luminosity of a source is frequently expressed as a multiple or fraction of the solar luminosity, LO, which is equal to 3.826 × 1026 joules per second, and its radius in terms of the solar radius, RO, equal to 1.392 × 106 km.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

solar units

[′sō·lər ‚yü·nəts]
(astrophysics)
A set of units for measuring properties of stars, in which properties of the sun such as mass, diameter, density, and luminosity are set equal to unity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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