# Eddington Luminosity Limit

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**Formula:**`L = 1.5 × 10^38 × mass`

## Introduction to Eddington Luminosity Limit

The Eddington Luminosity Limit is the maximum luminosity that a body can achieve while still maintaining gravitational equilibrium. It is related to the mass of the object and is used to understand the balance between gravitational forces and radiation pressure in stars and other astronomical bodies. In this formula, ** L** represents the Eddington Luminosity, and

**is the mass of the astronomical body. The result is expressed in watts.**

*mass*## Parameter usage:

`mass`

= mass of the astronomical body

## Output:

`L`

= Eddington Luminosity Limit

## Data validation

The mass should be greater than zero. An error message is returned for invalid input.

## Summary

This formula calculates the Eddington Luminosity Limit based on the mass of the astronomical body, providing insight into the maximum luminosity achievable while maintaining gravitational equilibrium.