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Paper: The distance of the Virgo cluster - A review
Volume: 4, The Extragalactic Distance Scale: Proceedings of the ASP 100th Anniversary Symposium
Page: 282
Authors: Tammann, G. A.
Abstract: Recent distance determinations of the Virgo cluster are reviewed which agree so well that a realistic value seems at hand. The five methods employed to make these independent determinations, which utilize globular clusters, novae, supernovae, the D-sigma correlation between the diameter and the aperture-dependent velocity dispersion for elliptical galaxies, and the 21-cm line widths-magnitude relation are described, and the values obtained are given. It is shown how previous discrepancies of the blue and/or infrared Tully-Fisher relation are due to selection effects. Possible sources of systematic error are discussed.
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