The distance to the Pleiades: Main sequence fitting in the near infrared

  title={The distance to the Pleiades: Main sequence fitting in the near infrared},
  author={Susan M. Percival and Maurizio Salaris and Millennium Institute and Liverpool John Moores University Instituut voor Sterrenkunde and Leuven},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Hipparcos parallax measurements of stars in the Pleiades notoriously result in a cluster distance of 118 pc, which is approximately 10% shorter than the "classical" result obtained from earlier main sequence (MS) fitting studies. In an earlier paper we developed a purely empirical MS-fitting method in an attempt to address this problem. This work produced conflicting results for the Pleiades between the (B − V )a nd (V − I) colour indices, indicating that the cluster's photometric metallicity… Expand

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