An internally consistent distance framework in the Local Group

Richard de Grijs*, Giuseppe Bono

*Corresponding author for this work

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Accurate and precise astronomical distance determinations are crucial for derivations of, among others, the masses and luminosities of a large variety of distant objects. Astronomical distance determination has traditionally relied on the concept of a "distance ladder." Here we review our recent attempts to establish a highly robust set of internally consistent distance determinations to Local Group galaxies, which we recommend as the statistical basis of an improved extragalactic distance ladder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStellar Populations and the distance scale : a conference in honor of Jeremy Mould
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of a conference held at Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, Beijing, China, 11-15 September 2017
EditorsJoseph B. Jensen, R. Michael Rich, Richard de Grijs
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781583819128
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventStellar Population and the Distance Scale - A Conference in Honor of Jeremy Mould - Beijing
Duration: 11 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameAstronomical society of the pacific conference series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
ISSN (Print)1050-3390


ConferenceStellar Population and the Distance Scale - A Conference in Honor of Jeremy Mould

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