ISBN-10:
3540201289
ISBN-13:
9783540201281
Pub. Date:
01/12/2004
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Stellar Candles for the Extragalactic Distance Scale / Edition 1

Stellar Candles for the Extragalactic Distance Scale / Edition 1

by Danielle Alloin, Wolfgang Gieren

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540201281
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 01/12/2004
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics , #635
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale: 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.

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