The Foundation for Polish Science Prize 2021 goes to the leader of the Araucaria Project for the precise distance determination to the Large Magellanic Cloud.
We used a new method of distance determination, based on carbon AGB stars, to derive distances to nine galaxies in the Local and Sculptor Group.
A bold hypothesis that outliers above the period-luminosity relation of Classical Cepheids are binaries brings a discovery of 16 new binary Cepheids with giant companions in the LMC.
We present reddening maps of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, based on color measurements of the red clump stars.
Surprising discovery of non-pulsating stars residing inside the instability of LMC Cepheids is further examined with the help of Strömgren photometry.
Today we are celebrating with our colleague Darek Graczyk, who obtained the title of doctor habilitated!
An international team of astronomers within the Araucaria Project measured the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with an exceptional accuracy of 1%.
Metallicity is a vital parameter that impacts classical Cepheids’ luminosities. In all observed bands, metal-poor Cepheids in the SMC are intrinsically fainter than their more metal-rich counterparts in the LMC and MW.
Based on new observations and improved modeling techniques, we have re-analyzed seven Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
LMC distance determined with the accuracy of 2% using binary systems composed of giants.