The Distances of the Magellanic Clouds [chapter]

Alistair R. Walker
1999 Astrophysics and Space Science Library  
The present status of our knowledge of the distances to the Magellanic Clouds is evaluated from a post-Hipparcos perspective. After a brief summary of the effects of structure, reddening, age and metallicity, the primary distance indicators for the Large Magellanic Cloud are reviewed: The SN 1987A ring, Cepheids, RR Lyraes, Mira variables, and Eclipsing Binaries. Distances derived via these methods are weighted and combined to produce final "best" estimates for the Magellanic Clouds distance moduli.
more » ... Clouds distance moduli.
doi:10.1007/978-94-011-4734-7_8 fatcat:xwbwdo3yibffdnixeumybhzegm