3D Stellar Cartography: Mapping the Local Group in the Mid-Infrared using Variable Stars

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Abstract

In this review I discuss the past, present, and future Stellar Cartography programs performed as part of the Warm Spitzer mission (the Carnegie Hubble Program, the Carnegie RR Lyrae Program, and SMHASH), and how the field will progress in the next decade with JWST. I discuss the advantages of performing variable star studies in the mid-infrared, and explain why we must treat galaxies as 3D objects if we want a truly accurate and precise distance scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStellar Populations and the Distance Scale
EditorsJoseph Jensen, R. Michael Rich, Richard de Grijs
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Chapter2
Pages135-140
Number of pages6
Volume514
ISBN (Electronic)9781583819135
ISBN (Print)9781583819128
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
EventStellar Populations and the Distance Scale - Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Duration: 11 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume514

Conference

ConferenceStellar Populations and the Distance Scale
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11/09/1715/09/17

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Scowcroft, V. (2018). 3D Stellar Cartography: Mapping the Local Group in the Mid-Infrared using Variable Stars. In J. Jensen, R. M. Rich, & R. de Grijs (Eds.), Stellar Populations and the Distance Scale (Vol. 514, pp. 135-140). (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series; Vol. 514). Astronomical Society of the Pacific. http://aspbooks.org/a/volumes/article_details/?paper_id=38638