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An astrophysical investigation of four classical cepheid variable stars

Schmidt, Edward G

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Since Leavitt (1912 ) made the extraordinary finding that there was a correlation between the periods and the brightnesses of cepheid variables in the Small Magellanic Cloud, these stars have been an extremely important source of distance information in astronomy . Numerous attempts were made following this discovery to calibrate the period-luminosity law and apply it to problems of galactic structure and extragalactic distances. The intrinsic brightness of these stars together with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1969
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/137148

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