Stellar Candles for the Extragalactic Distance Scale

This volume reviews the current status with respect to both theory and observation of the extragalactic distance scale. A sufficient accuracy is required both for a precise determination of the cosmological parameters and also in order to achieve a better understanding of physical processes in extra...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Alloin, Danielle (Editor), Gieren, Wolfgang (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2003, 2003
Edition:1st ed. 2003
Series:Lecture Notes in Physics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume reviews the current status with respect to both theory and observation of the extragalactic distance scale. A sufficient accuracy is required both for a precise determination of the cosmological parameters and also in order to achieve a better understanding of physical processes in extragalactic systems. The "standard candles", used to set up the extragalactic distance scale, reviewed in this book include cepheid variables, RR Lyrae variables, novae, Type Ia and Type II supernovae as well as globular clusters and planetary nebulae
Physical Description:XIV, 309 p online resource
ISBN:9783540398820