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The Extragalactic Distance Scale Key Project XVIII. The Discovery of Cepheids and a New Distance to NGC 4535 Using the Hubble Space Telescope

Macri, Lucas; Huchra, John; Stetson, Peter B; Silberman, Nancy A; Turner, Ann; Freedman, Wendy L; Kennicutt, R C; Madore, Barry F; Bresolin, Fabio; Ferrarese, Laura; Ford, Holland C; Graham, John A; Gibson, Brad K; Han, Mingsheng; Harding, Paul; Hill, Robert S; Hoessel, John G; Hughes, Shaun M; Kelson, Daniel D; Illingworth, Garth D; Phelps, Randy; Prosser, Charles; Rawson, Dayal; Saha, Abhijit; Sakai, Shoko

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We report on the discovery of Cepheids in the Virgo spiral galaxy NGC 4535, based on observations made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Bubble Space Telescope (HST). NGC 4535 is one of 18 galaxies observed as a part of The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale, which aims to measure the Hubble constant to 10% accuracy. NGC 4535 was observed over 13 epochs using the F555W filter, and over 9 epochs using the F814W filter. The HST F555W and F814W data were...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMacri, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorHuchra, John
dc.contributor.authorStetson, Peter B
dc.contributor.authorSilberman, Nancy A
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Ann
dc.contributor.authorFreedman, Wendy L
dc.contributor.authorKennicutt, R C
dc.contributor.authorMadore, Barry F
dc.contributor.authorBresolin, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorFerrarese, Laura
dc.contributor.authorFord, Holland C
dc.contributor.authorGraham, John A
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Brad K
dc.contributor.authorHan, Mingsheng
dc.contributor.authorHarding, Paul
dc.contributor.authorHill, Robert S
dc.contributor.authorHoessel, John G
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Shaun M
dc.contributor.authorKelson, Daniel D
dc.contributor.authorIllingworth, Garth D
dc.contributor.authorPhelps, Randy
dc.contributor.authorProsser, Charles
dc.contributor.authorRawson, Dayal
dc.contributor.authorSaha, Abhijit
dc.contributor.authorSakai, Shoko
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:40:27Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:40:27Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-637X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/94481
dc.description.abstractWe report on the discovery of Cepheids in the Virgo spiral galaxy NGC 4535, based on observations made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Bubble Space Telescope (HST). NGC 4535 is one of 18 galaxies observed as a part of The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale, which aims to measure the Hubble constant to 10% accuracy. NGC 4535 was observed over 13 epochs using the F555W filter, and over 9 epochs using the F814W filter. The HST F555W and F814W data were transformed to the Johnson V and Kron-Cousins I magnitude systems, respectively. Photometry was performed using two independent programs, DoPHOT and DAOPHOT II/ALLFRAME. Period-luminosity relations in the V and I bands were constructed using 39 high-quality Cepheids present in our set of 50 variable candidates. We obtain a distance modulus of 31.02 + 0.26 mag, corresponding to a distance of 16.0 + 1.9 Mpc. Our distance estimate is based on values of μ0 = 18.50 ± 0.10 mag and E(V-I) = 0.13 mag for the distance modulus and reddening of the LMC, respectively.
dc.publisherIOP Publishing
dc.sourceAstrophysical Journal, The
dc.subjectKeywords: Cepheids; Distance scale; Galaxies: distances and redshifts; Galaxies: individual (NGC 4535)
dc.titleThe Extragalactic Distance Scale Key Project XVIII. The Discovery of Cepheids and a New Distance to NGC 4535 Using the Hubble Space Telescope
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume521
dc.date.issued1999
local.identifier.absfor020110 - Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub24080
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMacri, Lucas, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationHuchra, John, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
local.contributor.affiliationStetson, Peter B, National Research Council of Canada
local.contributor.affiliationSilberman, Nancy A, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationTurner, Ann, University of Arizona
local.contributor.affiliationFreedman, Wendy L, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
local.contributor.affiliationKennicutt, R C, University of Arizona
local.contributor.affiliationMadore, Barry F, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationBresolin, Fabio, University of Arizona
local.contributor.affiliationFerrarese, Laura, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationFord, Holland C, Johns Hopkins University
local.contributor.affiliationGraham, John A, Carnegie Institution of Washington
local.contributor.affiliationGibson, Brad K, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHan, Mingsheng, University of Wisconsin
local.contributor.affiliationHarding, Paul, Case Western Reserve University
local.contributor.affiliationHill, Robert S, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationHoessel, John G, University of Wisconsin
local.contributor.affiliationHughes, Shaun M, Royal Greenwich Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationKelson, Daniel D, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
local.contributor.affiliationIllingworth, Garth D, University of California
local.contributor.affiliationPhelps, Randy, Oberlin College
local.contributor.affiliationProsser, Charles, National Optical Astronomical Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationRawson, Dayal, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSaha, Abhijit, University of Arizona
local.contributor.affiliationSakai, Shoko, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage155
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage178
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T09:29:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0033543002
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