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2014MNRAS.439.3765D - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 439, 3765-3774 (2014/April-3)

Mid-infrared period-luminosity relations for globular cluster RR Lyrae.


Abstract (from CDS):

The period-metallicity-WISE W1- and W2-band luminosity relations are derived for RR Lyrae stars based on WISE epoch photometry for 360 and 275 stars in 15 and 9 Galactic globular clusters, respectively. Our final relations have the form <MW1> = γW1- (2.381±0.097) log PF + (0.096±0.021)[Fe/H] and <MW2> = γW2 -(2.269±0.127)log PF + (0.108±0.021)[Fe/H], where [Fe/H] values are on the scale of Carretta et al. We obtained two appreciably discrepant estimates for the zero-points γW1 and γW2 of both relations: one based on a statistical-parallax analysis - γW1 = -0.829±0.093 and γW2 = -0.776±0.093 and another, significantly brighter one, based on Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) trigonometric parallaxes - γW1,HST = -1.150±0.077 and γW2,HST = -1.105±0.077. The period-metallicity-luminosity relations in the two bands yield highly consistent distance moduli for the calibrator clusters and the distance moduli computed using the W1- and W2-band relations with the HST zero-points agree well with those computed by Sollima, Cacciari & Valenti based on their derived period-metallicity-K-band luminosity relation whose zero-point is tied to the HST trigonometric parallax of RR Lyrae itself (ΔDM0 = 0.04 and 0.06, respectively, with a scatter of only 0.06).

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): stars: distances - stars: variables: RR Lyrae - globular clusters: general - infrared: stars

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/439/3765): table1.dat>

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