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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Main Author: Alloin, Danielle
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Gieren, Wolfgang (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2003, 2003
Series:Lecture Notes in Physics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • A Search for Three Number
  • Calibration of the Distance Scale From Cepheids
  • Currents Uncertainties in the Use of Cepheids as Distance Indicators
  • The Cepheid Calibration of Type Ia Supernovae as Standard Candles
  • RR Lyrae Distance Scale: Theory and Observations
  • Globular Cluster Distances From RR Lyrae Stars
  • Blue Supergiants as a Tool For Extragalactic Distance - Theoretical Concepts
  • Blue Supergiants as a Tool for Extragalactic Distances - Empirical Diagnostics
  • Supernovae as Cosmological Standard Candles
  • Type Ia -Supernovae and Cosmology Models for Type Ia Supernovae and Cosmology
  • Novae as Distance Indicators
  • Extragalactic Distances from Planetary Nebulae
  • Distances to Local Group Galaxies
  • The Globular Cluster Luminosity Function: New Progress in Understanding an Old Distance Indicator