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Distance determination from the Cepheid and RR Lyrae period-luminosity relations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 February 2014

Chow-Choong Ngeow
Affiliation:
Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Jhongli 32001, Taiwan email: cngeow@astro.ncu.edu.tw
Wolfgang Gieren
Affiliation:
Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion, Chile
Christopher Klein
Affiliation:
Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars are important pulsating variable stars in distance scale work because they serve as standard candles. Cepheids follow well-defined period-luminosity (PL) relations defined for bands extending from optical to mid-infrared (MIR). On the other hand, RR Lyrae stars also exhibit PL relations in the near-infrared and MIR wavelengths. In this article, we review some of the recent developments and calibrations of PL relations for Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars. For Cepheids, we discuss the calibration of PL relations via the Galactic and the Large Magellanic Cloud routes. For RR Lyrae stars, we summarize some recent work in developing the MIR PL relations.

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