Clustering of Local Group Distances: Publication Bias or Correlated Measurements? VI. Extending to Virgo Cluster Distances

@article{Grijs2019ClusteringOL,
  title={Clustering of Local Group Distances: Publication Bias or Correlated Measurements? VI. Extending to Virgo Cluster Distances},
  author={R. de Grijs and G. Bono},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2019}
}
We have established an internally consistent Local Group distance framework, using the Galactic Center, the Large Magellanic Cloud, and Messier 31 (M31) as important stepping stones. At greater distances, few distance benchmarks are available. As a consequence, M87 and/or Virgo cluster distances are often invoked as the next rung on the ladder to more distant objects such as the Fornax and Coma clusters. Therefore, we extensively mined the published literature for independently derived distance… Expand
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