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Final Results from the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
We present here the final results of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Key Project to measure the Hubble constant. We summarize our method, the results, and the uncertainties, tabulate our revisedExpand
The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXVIII. Combining the Constraints on the Hubble Constant
Since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope nine years ago, Cepheid distances to 25 galaxies have been determined for the purpose of calibrating secondary distance indicators. A variety of theseExpand
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXIV. The Calibration of Tully-Fisher Relations and the Value of the Hubble Constant
This paper presents the calibration of BVRIH-0.5 Tully-Fisher relations based on Cepheid distances to 21 galaxies within 25 Mpc and 23 clusters within 10,000 km s-1. These relations have been appliedExpand
The RAVE survey: constraining the local Galactic escape speed
New constraints on the local escape speed of the Galaxy are reported, finding that the escape velocity lies within the range 498 <v(esc) <608 km s (-1) (90 per cent confidence), with a median likelihood of 544 km s(-1). Expand
The HI Parkes All Sky Survey: southern observations, calibration and robust imaging
The acquisition of HI Parkes All Shy Survey (HIPASS) southern sky data commenced at the Australia Telescope National Facility's Parkes 64-m telescope in 1997 February, and was completed in 2000Expand
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XIII. The Metallicity Dependence of the Cepheid Distance Scale
Uncertainty in the metal-abundance dependence of the Cepheid variable period-luminosity (PL) relation remains one of the outstanding sources of systematic error in the extragalactic distance scaleExpand
The Magellanic Stream, High-Velocity Clouds, and the Sculptor Group
The Magellanic Stream is a 100° × 10° filament of gas that lies within the Galactic halo and contains ~2 × 108 M☉ of neutral hydrogen. In this paper we present data from the H I Parkes All Sky SurveyExpand
Local stellar kinematics from RAVE data - I. Local standard of rest
We analyze a sample of 82850 stars from the RAVE survey, with well-determined velocities and stellar parameters, to isolate a sample of 18026 high-probability thin-disc dwarfs within 600 pc of theExpand
The RAVE survey : the Galactic escape speed and the mass of the Milky Way
We made new estimates of the Galactic escape speed at various Galactocentric radii using the latest data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE DR4). Compared to previous studies we have aExpand
The evolution of substructure - III. The outskirts of clusters
We present an investigation of satellite galaxies in the outskirts of galaxy clusters taken from a series of high-resolution N-body simulations. We focus on the so-called backsplash population, i.e.Expand