Period-Luminosity relation for Cepheids

Period-Luminosity relation in the V band, as deduced from the interferometric observations of Cepheids and the HST parallax measurement of Delta Cep. The green line is the fitted P-L relation, assuming the slope from previous authors (Gieren et al.; 1998, ApJ, 496, 17). The agreement between the model and the measurements is excellent, in particular for the high-precision measurements of Delta Cep and L Car.

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Id:eso0432d
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Release date:29 October 2004
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Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
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