THE MAGELLANIC CLOUD CALIBRATION OF THE GALACTIC PLANETARY NEBULA DISTANCE SCALE

@article{Stanghellini2008THEMC,
  title={THE MAGELLANIC CLOUD CALIBRATION OF THE GALACTIC PLANETARY NEBULA DISTANCE SCALE},
  author={Letizia Stanghellini and Richard A. Shaw and Eva Villaver},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={689},
  pages={194-202}
}
Galactic planetary nebula (PN) distances are derived, except in a small number of cases, through the calibration of statistical properties of PNs. Such calibrations are limited by the accuracy of individual PN distances, which are obtained with several nonhomogeneous methods, each carrying its own set of liabilities. In this paper we use the physical properties of the PNs in the Magellanic Clouds and their accurately known distances to recalibrate the Shklovsky/Daub distance technique. Our new… 

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