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A first view with GAIA on KIC 8462852 - distance estimates and a comparison to other F stars

@article{Hippke2016AFV,
  title={A first view with GAIA on KIC 8462852 - distance estimates and a comparison to other F stars},
  author={Michael Hippke and Daniel Angerhausen},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
Distance estimates from Gaia parallax and expected luminosities are compared for KIC 8462852. Gaia DR1 yields a parallax of $2.55\pm0.31$mas, that is a distance of $391.4\substack{+53.6 \\ -42.0}$pc, or $391.4\substack{+122.1 \\ -75.2}$pc including systematic uncertainty. The distance estimate based on the absolute magnitude of an F3V star and measured reddening is $\sim454\pm35$pc. Both estimates agree within $<1\sigma$, which only excludes some of the most extreme theorized scenarios for KIC… 

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