EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 152, 2017Wide-Field Variability Surveys: A 21st Century Perspective – 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation – Conference Series Meeting
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||The distance scale in the era of large surveys|
|Published online||08 September 2017|
The Araucaria Project: Precise distances to Local Group galaxies from near-infrared photometry of RR Lyrae stars
Warsaw University Observatory, Al. Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warsaw, Poland
Published online: 8 September 2017
We present results of the Araucaria Project’s investigation of RR Lyrae stars as distance indicators in nearby galaxies. With an aid of near-infrared period-luminositymetallicity relations available in the literature we determined distance moduli to five Local Group galaxies with the uncertainty of about 5%.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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