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Distance determination to galaxies in the Local Group based on the brightness of the Tip of the Red Giant Branch



distance scale Local Group TRGB infrared photometry


  • ST9_7: Stars and stellar systems


ST9 - Astronomy and space science: astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, solar system, planetary systems, stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, space science, instrumentation

Host institution :

Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydział Fizyki

woj. mazowieckie

Other projects carried out by the institution 

Principal investigator (from the host institution):

dr Marek Górski 

Number of co-investigators in the project: 2

Call: PRELUDIUM 3 - announced on 2012-03-15

Amount awarded: 147 800 PLN

Project start date (Y-m-d): 2013-03-11

Project end date (Y-m-d): 2016-03-10

Project duration:: 36 months (the same as in the proposal)

Project status: Project settled

Equipment purchased [PL]

  1. drukarka (3 000 PLN)
  2. Komputer do pracy bieżącej (7 000 PLN)

Information in the final report

  • Publication in academic press/journals (1)
  1. The Araucaria Project. On the Tip of the Red Giant Branch distance determination to the Magellanic Clouds. IF: 4,544
    Marek Gorski, Grzegorz Pietrzynski, Wolfgang Gieren, Marcio Catelan, Bogumil Pilecki, Paulina Karczmarek, Ksenia Suchomska, Dariusz Graczyk, Piotr Konorski, Bartlomiej Zgirski, Piotr Wielgorski
    Academic press:
    Astronomical Journal (rok: 2016, tom: 151, strony: 167), Wydawca: Institute of Physics
    10.3847/0004-6256/151/6/167 - link to the publication