Chandrasekhar Mass Calculator

The maximum mass of a stable white dwarf star is called as Chandrasekhar mass limit. The limit was initially published by Wilhelm Anderson and E. C. Stoner and was named after the Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. An online Chandrasekhar mass calculator calculates the mass limit of the celestial bodies using the values of solar mass.

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The acceptable range of Chandrasekhar mass is 1.4 times the mass of the sun. Any white dwarf with less than this mass will stay a white dwarf forever, while a star that exceeds this mass limit will end its life.

Example:

Calculate Chandrasekhar mass of a star whose solar mass is 892 Kg?

Solution:

Mch ≃ 1.46 * 892
=1302.32 kg