The Astronomical Distance Conversion calculator converts a measurement of length from one of vCalc's standard units to another unit of your choice.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose your preferred distance unit (e.g. kilometers or astronomical units) and enter the following:
Astronomical Distance (AD): The calculator returns the astronomical distance (AD) in light-years (ly). However, this can be automatically converted to other units via the pull-down menu .
Astronomical distance units are often used inwhen more conventional units such as kilometers are too small for easy comprehension, and the is a simple linear transform.