Journal article

The Hubble space telescope key project on the extragalactic distance scale. XXV. A recalibration of Cepheid distances to type Ia supernovae and the value of the Hubble constant

BK Gibson, PB Stetson, WL Freedman, JR Mould, RC Kennicutt, JP Huchra, S Sakai, JA Graham, CI Fassett, DD Kelson, L Ferrarese, SMG Hughes, GD Illingworth, LM Macri, BF Madore, KM Sebo, NA Silbermann

The Astrophysical Journal | Published : 2000

Abstract

Cepheid-based distances to seven Type Ia supernovae (SNe) host galaxies have been derived using the standard Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale pipeline. For the first time, this allows for a transparent comparison of data accumulated as part of three different HST projects: the Key Project, the Sandage et al. Type Ia supernovae (SNe) program, and the Tanvir et al. Leo I Group study. Reanalyzing the Tanvir et al. galaxy and six Sandage et al. galaxies, we find a mean (weighted) offset in true distance moduli of 0.12 ± 0.07 mag; i.e., 6% in linear distance, in the sense of reducing the distance scale or increasing H0. Adopting the reddening-corrected ..

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