# Two estimates of the distance to the Galactic Centre

@article{Francis2014TwoEO,
title={Two estimates of the distance to the Galactic Centre},
author={C. Francis and E. Anderson},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2014},
volume={441},
pages={1105-1114}
}
• Published 2014
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We use recently updated globular cluster distances to estimate the distance to the Galactic centre, finding 7.4 \pm 0.2|stat \pm 0.2|sys kpc from symmetry considerations. We recalibrate the red clump magnitude from Hipparcos stars, finding a skew distribution and a significant difference between peak and mean magnitudes. We find an estimate from stars in the periphery of the bulge using 2MASS, R0 = 7.5 \pm 0.3 kpc, in agreement with the figure from the halo centroid. We resolve discrepancies in… Expand
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