Kiloparsec - definition of kiloparsec by The Free Dictionary
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1. (Units) one thousand parsecs
2. (Astronomy) one thousand parsecs
A unit of distance used to measure the distance between galactic bodies. 1 kiloparsec = 3260 light years.
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It would be capable of measuring parallaxes of objects at kiloparsec
distances with 10 percent accuracy.
is used for NGC 6210 then the absolute magnitudes of this object are: -1.
It is about 100 kiloparsecs
, or 300,000 light-years, across and has a mass equal to about 100 billion suns.