Questions related to the unit of measurement, parsec, which is approximately 3.26 times the distance of a light year.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
27 views

How to find Schwarzchild radius and and parsec help? [on hold]

I don't understand how to do this problem. I have been stuck on it for an hour! The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is about $4 ×10^6 \text{ M}$ in mass. What is its ...
18
votes
2answers
336 views

What is a parsec and how is it measured?

Astronomical units of measurement are mostly pretty straight-forward: Astronomical Units refer to the mean Earth-Sun distance (~150 million km or 93 million miles) Light years are the distance light ...