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Apparent Size ConversionWelcome to the Angularsizeorator!
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Use this Google Sheet to compare the angular size, distance and mass of astronomical objects with everyday objects.Blank valueAUTO SELECT
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Select an astronomical object
Saturn's rings (closest)(43 arcsec)Click on the arrows in the boxes, or start typing, to select your objectsCustom angleSPECIFY ANGLE
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If you want to add different objects, then add them to the lists of objects in the other sheets (tabs below). Or download it and run it on your own computer.
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Ignore these boxes:
2.3arcsec
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Select an everyday object
Aircraft Carrier(333 m)Please bear in mind that if several people edit at the same time it might get a bit confusing, so if you're going to use it a lot please consider duplicating it.
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Select an everyday distance
the length of Africa(7234 km)
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If you have any problems, contact Chris North (@chrisenorth), Jen Gupta (@jen_gupta) or Niall Deacon (@nialldeacon)
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Looking at Saturn's rings (closest) is equivalent to seeing 4.53 Aircraft Carrier(s) at the other end of Africa
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(Just don't fiddle with the cells in grey!)
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Travel Times
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Astronomical angle (radians)0.0002084698829radians
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Everyday distanceEarth-Moon distance384,400kmBest ObjectStar Destroyer(1.6 km)#NAME?
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Selected ObjectAircraft Carrier(333 m)
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Everyday object
Boeing 747-400912km/hBest DistanceLand's End John O'Groats(1400 km)
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Selected Distancethe length of Africa(7234 km)
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Time Unitd86400s
Everyday object angle (radians)
0.00004603262372
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Ratio4.52874214
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A Boeing 747-400 takes 17.56212 d to travel Earth-Moon distance.
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Distance (m)384400000
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Speed (m/s)253.333536
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Travel Time17.56212045
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Weight Comparison
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Astronomical objectMoon7.35E+22kg
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Mass Astro (kg)7.35E+22
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Everyday objectIvo Karlovic104kgMass Regular (kg)104
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7.07E+20
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A Moon weighs as much as 706509615384616000000. Ivo Karlovic(s).
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