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

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Data validation

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


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.

Tags: Astronomy, Eddington Luminosity Limit, Physics