Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Pascal Fouqué, Jesper Storm, Wolfgang Gieren
    Pages 21-44
  3. Carla Cacciari, Gisella Clementini
    Pages 105-122
  4. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki, Norbert Przybilla
    Pages 123-148
  5. Mark M. Phillips
    Pages 175-185
  6. Nicholas B. Suntzeff
    Pages 187-202
  7. Peter Höflich, Chris Gerardy, Eric Linder, Howie Marion
    Pages 203-227
  8. Roberto Gilmozzi, Massimo Della Valle
    Pages 229-241
  9. Robin Ciardullo
    Pages 243-263
  10. Alistair R. Walker
    Pages 265-279
  11. Back Matter

About this book


This volume reviews the current status with respect to both theory and observation of the extragalactic distance scale. A sufficient accuracy is required both for a precise determination of the cosmological parameters and also in order to achieve a better understanding of physical processes in extragalactic systems. The "standard candles", used to set up the extragalactic distance scale, reviewed in this book include cepheid variables, RR Lyrae variables, novae, Type Ia and Type II supernovae as well as globular clusters and planetary nebulae.


Cosmology Galaxy cepheids extragalactic distance scale hubble constant stellar supernovae

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20128-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39882-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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