Eclipsing Binaries: Tools for Calibrating the Extragalactic Distance Scale

@article{Bonanos2006EclipsingBT,
  title={Eclipsing Binaries: Tools for Calibrating the Extragalactic Distance Scale},
  author={A. Bonanos},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2006}
}
  • A. Bonanos
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
In the last decade, over 7000 eclipsing binaries have been discovered in the Local Group through various variability surveys. Measuring fundamental parameters of these eclipsing binaries has become feasible with 8 meter class telescopes, making it possible to use eclipsing binaries as distance indicators. Distances with eclipsing binaries provide an independent method for calibrating the extragalactic distance scale and thus determining the Hubble constant. This method has been used for… Expand
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