Anderson, RI, Ekström, S, Georgy, C, Meynet, G, Mowlavi, N and Eyer, L (2015) Rotation and the Cepheid Mass Discrepancy. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 9. pp. 206-207. ISSN 1743-9221

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We recently showed that rotation significantly affects most observable Cepheid quantities, and that rotation, in combination with the evolutionary status of the star, can resolve the long-standing Cepheid mass discrepancy problem. We therefore provide a brief overview of our results regarding the problem of Cepheid masses. We also briefly mention the impact of rotation on the Cepheid period-luminosity(-color) relation, which is crucial for determining extragalactic distances, and thus for calibrating the Hubble constant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stars: evolution, stars: rotation, supergiants, Cepheids, distance scale
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 13:25

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