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The Distance to NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)
Abstract In this paper we review the various high precision methods that are now available to determine the distance to NGC 5128. These methods include: Cepheids, TRGB (tip of the red giant branch),
Age and Metallicity Distribution of the Galactic Bulge from Extensive Optical and Near-IR Stellar Photometry
We present a new determination of the metallicity distribution, age, and luminosity function of the Galactic bulge stellar population. By combining near-IR data from the 2MASS survey, from the SOFI
Reddening and metallicity maps of the Milky Way bulge from VVV and 2MASS II. The complete high resolution extinction map and implications for Galactic bulge studies
Context. The Milky Way bulge is the nearest galactic bulge and the most readily accessible laboratory for studies of stellar populations in spheroids based on individual stellar abundances and
VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way
Original article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13841076 Copyright Elsevier B.V.
The distance to the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 5128
The distance to NGC 5128, the central galaxy of the Centaurus group and the nearest giant elliptical to us, has been determined using two independent distance indicators: the Mira period-luminosity
Reddening and metallicity maps of the Milky Way bulge from VVV and 2MASS. I. The method and minor axis maps
We present a method to obtain reddening maps and to trace structure and metallicity gradients of the bulge using data from the recently started ESO public survey Vista Variables in the Via Lactea
Globular cluster luminosity function as distance indicator
Globular clusters are among the first objects used to establish the distance scale of the Universe. In the 1970-ies it has been recognized that the differential magnitude distribution of old globular
The nature of UCDs: Internal dynamics from an expanded sample and homogeneous database
Context. The internal dynamics of ultra-compact dwarf galaxies (UCDs) has attracted increasing attention, with most of the UCDs studied to date located in the Virgo cluster.
Alpha element abundances and gradients in the Milky Way bulge from FLAMES-GIRAFFE spectra of 650 K giants
Aims. We present the analysis of the [α/Fe] abundance ratios for a large number of stars at several locations in the Milky Way bulge with the aim of constraining its formation scenario. Methods. We
Reddening and metallicity maps of the Milky Way bulge from VVV and 2MASS - III. The first global photometric metallicity map of the Galactic bulge
Aims. We investigate the large-scale metallicity distribution in the Galactic bulge using large spatial coverage to constrain the bulge formation scenario. Methods. We use the VISTA variables in the