The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXI. The Cepheid Distance to NGC 1425

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

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    Abstract

    The distance to NGC 1425 has been derived from Cepheid variables, as part of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. Thirteen F555W (V) and eight F814W (I) epochs of cosmic-ray - split Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 observations were obtained. Twenty-nine Cepheids were discovered, with periods ranging from 16 to 63 days. Adopting a Large Magellanic Cloud distance modulus and extinction of 18.50 ± 0.10 mag and E(V - I) = 0.13 mag, respectively, a true reddening-corrected distance modulus (based on an analysis employing the ALLFRAME software package) of 31.73 ± 0.16 (random) ± 0.17 (systematic) mag was determined for NGC 1425. The corresponding distance of 22.2 ± 1.0 (random) ± 1.0 (systematic) Mpc is in satisfactory agreement with that found with an independent analysis based on the DoPHOT photometry package.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)655-676
    JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
    Volume528
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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