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Paper: Precise Distances to the Magellanic Clouds From Unique Late-Type Long-Period Eclipsing Binaries
Volume: 435, Binaries – Key to Comprehension of the Universe
Page: 13
Authors: Pietrzynski, G.; Thompson, I.; Graczyk, D.; Gieren, W.; Minniti, D.
Abstract: We will present first results on distance determination to the LMC and SMC based on very rare late-type long-period eclipsing binaries with G-type giant components. It has been demonstrated that using accurate photometric and spectroscopic data and well established surface-brightness color (V-K) relations one can measure distances to individual systems with an accuracy of 3 per cent. With the discovery of a few dozen such systems in the Magellanic Clouds we are in a position to be able to measure distances to the LMC and SMC with 1 and 2.
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