Post-Hipparcos Cosmic Candles

In May 1976, when one of us was temporarily associated with Stras­ bourg Observatory for lecturing on distance determination methods (Heck 1978), Pierre Lacroute - then in his last year as Director there - mod­ estly requested comments on a project he had been cherishing for quite a few years, and w...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Heck, Andre (Editor), Caputo, F. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • A New Basis for Calibrating Distance Indicators
  • Distance Determination with Cepheid Variables
  • Absolute Magnitudes Derived Using the Statistical Parallax Method
  • The RR Lyrae Distance Scale
  • Mira Distances and their Use
  • Distances and Ages of Globular Clusters using Hipparcos Parallaxes of Local Sub-dwarfs
  • Globular Cluster Distance Determinations
  • The Distances of the Magellanic Clouds
  • Helium Core Flash and Tip of the Red Giant Branch Distances
  • Distances from the Planetary Nebulae Luminosity Function
  • Distances from Surface Brightness Fluctuations
  • Distances from the Correlation between Galaxy Luminosities and Rotation Rates
  • Distance Scale from Supernovae
  • The Contribution of Microlensing Surveys to the Distance Scale
  • Stellar Evolution and Standard Candles