Corpus ID: 204009039

The Leavitt law of Milky Way Cepheids from Gaia DR2 static companion parallaxes

@article{Breuval2019TheLL,
  title={The Leavitt law of Milky Way Cepheids from Gaia DR2 static companion parallaxes},
  author={Louise Breuval and Pierre Kervella and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Arenou and Giuseppe Bono and Alexandre Gallenne and Boris Trahin and Antoine M'erand and Jesper Storm and Laura Inno and G. Pietrzynski and Wolfgang Gieren and Nicolas Nardetto and Dariusz Graczyk and Simon Borgniet and Behnam Javanmardi and Vincent Hocd'e},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2019}
}
Classical Cepheids (CCs) are at the heart of the empirical extragalactic distance ladder. Milky Way CCs are the only stars of this class accessible to trigonometric parallax measurements. Until recently, the most accurate trigonometric parallaxes of Milky Way CCs were the HST/FGS measurements collected by Benedict et al. (2002, 2007). Unfortunately, the second Gaia data release (GDR2) has not yet delivered reliable parallaxes for Galactic CCs, failing to replace the HST/FGS sample as the… Expand
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