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Paper: A Comparison of ground-based Cepheid P-L Relations with HIPPARCOS Parallaxes
Volume: 167, Harmonizing Cosmic Distance Scales in a Post-Hipparcos Era
Page: 251
Authors: Baumgardt, H.; Dettbarn, C.; Fuchs, B.; Rockmann, J.; Wielen, R.
Abstract: The statistical test described by Wielen et al. (1994) is used to derive new zero-points of ground-based Cepheid period-luminosity (PL) and period-luminosity-colour (PLC) relations. Eleven relations are compared with the Hipparcos data. Our results argue for a typical increase of the adopted distance scale by about 8 % ± 8 %. Our zero-point for the PL relation of Caldwell & Laney (1991) is in agreement with that of Feast & Catchpole (1997).
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