A New Cepheid Distance to the Maser-Host Galaxy NGC 4258 and Its Implications for the Hubble Constant*

@article{Macri2006ANC,
  title={A New Cepheid Distance to the Maser-Host Galaxy NGC 4258 and Its Implications for the Hubble Constant*},
  author={L. Macri and K. Stanek and D. Bersier and L. Greenhill and M. Reid},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={652},
  pages={1133-1149}
}
  • L. Macri, K. Stanek, +2 authors M. Reid
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present initial results from a time series BVI survey of two fields in NGC 4258 using the HST ACS. This galaxy was selected because of its accurate maser-based distance, which is anticipated to have a total uncertainty of ~3%. The goal of the HST observations is to provide an absolute calibration of the Cepheid distance scale and to measure its dependence on chemical abundance (the so-called metallicity effect). We carried out observations of two fields at different galactocentric distances… CONTINUE READING
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