Enter the total mass (kg) into the Equivalent Solar Mass Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Equivalent Solar Mass. 

Equivalent Solar Mass Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Equivalent Solar Mass.

SM = M / 1.98855*10^{30}
  • Where SM is the Equivalent Solar Mass (solar masses)
  • M is the total mass (kg) 

To calculate a solar mass, divide the total mass by 1.98855 times 10 to the 30th power.

How to Calculate Equivalent Solar Mass?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Equivalent Solar Mass.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total mass (kg).
    • The total mass (kg) is given as: 150e40.
  2. Next, determine the ${V2}.
    • The ${V2} is provided as: ${number2}.
  3. Finally, calculate the Equivalent Solar Mass using the equation above: 

SM = M / 1.98855*10^30

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

SM = 150e32 / (1.98855*10^30) = 7543.184 (solar masses)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total mass (kg) = 174e31

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

SM = M / 1.98855*10^30 = ?