CLUSTERING OF LOCAL GROUP DISTANCES: PUBLICATION BIAS OR CORRELATED MEASUREMENTS? III. THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD

@article{Grijs2014CLUSTERINGOL,
  title={CLUSTERING OF LOCAL GROUP DISTANCES: PUBLICATION BIAS OR CORRELATED MEASUREMENTS? III. THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD},
  author={R. Grijs and J. Wicker and Giuseppe Bono Kiaa and P. University and China. and Department of Physics Astronomy and Naoc and Beijing and D. Fisica and U. Vergata and Italy. and -INAF and R. A. Observatory},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={147},
  pages={122}
}
  • R. Grijs, J. Wicker, +10 authors R. A. Observatory
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • The distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) represents a key local rung of the extragalactic distance ladder yet the galaxy's distance modulus has long been an issue of contention, in particular in view of claims that most newly determined distance moduli cluster tightly—and with a small spread—around the "canonical" distance modulus, (m – M)0 = 18.50 mag. We compiled 233 separate LMC distance determinations published between 1990 and 2013. Our analysis of the individual distance moduli… CONTINUE READING

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