Simulations of the Brightest Stars in Galaxies as Distance Indicators

Laura Greggio
1986 Symposium - International astronomical union  
The brightest stars in galaxies have been often considered useful as distance indicators. However, one may expect that the absolute magnitude of the brightest stars in galaxies should depend on the IMF and on the present SFR, and that statistical effects may be important, although different in different photometric bands, due to the different numbers of objects effectively sampled.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900148752 fatcat:deww6xu75zcqxn6okun7wdemke