# Constant¶

class astropy.constants.Constant[source]

A physical or astronomical constant.

These objects are quantities that are meant to represent physical constants.

Attributes Summary

 abbrev A typical ASCII text abbreviation of the constant, also generally the same as the Python variable used for this constant. cgs If the Constant is defined in the CGS system return that instance of the constant, else convert to a Quantity in the appropriate CGS units. name The full name of the constant. reference The source used for the value of this constant. si If the Constant is defined in the SI system return that instance of the constant, else convert to a Quantity in the appropriate SI units. system The system of units in which this constant is defined (typically None so long as the constant’s units can be directly converted between systems). uncertainty The known uncertainty in this constant’s value.

Methods Summary

 copy() Return a copy of this Constant instance.

Attributes Documentation

abbrev

A typical ASCII text abbreviation of the constant, also generally the same as the Python variable used for this constant.

cgs

If the Constant is defined in the CGS system return that instance of the constant, else convert to a Quantity in the appropriate CGS units.

name

The full name of the constant.

reference

The source used for the value of this constant.

si

If the Constant is defined in the SI system return that instance of the constant, else convert to a Quantity in the appropriate SI units.

system

The system of units in which this constant is defined (typically None so long as the constant’s units can be directly converted between systems).

uncertainty

The known uncertainty in this constant’s value.

Methods Documentation

copy()[source]

Return a copy of this Constant instance. Since they are by definition immutable, this merely returns another reference to self.