The hubble space telescope key project on the extragalactic distance scale. XXI. The cepheid distance to NGC 1425 Academic Article uri icon


  • The distance to NGC 1425 has been derived from Cepheid variables, as part of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. Thirteen F555W (V) and eight F814W (I) epochs of cosmic-ray - split Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 observations were obtained. Twenty-nine Cepheids were discovered, with periods ranging from 16 to 63 days. Adopting a Large Magellanic Cloud distance modulus and extinction of 18.50 0.10 mag and E(V - I) = 0.13 mag, respectively, a true reddening-corrected distance modulus (based on an analysis employing the ALLFRAME software package) of 31.73 0.16 (random) 0.17 (systematic) mag was determined for NGC 1425. The corresponding distance of 22.2 1.0 (random) 1.0 (systematic) Mpc is in satisfactory agreement with that found with an independent analysis based on the DoPHOT photometry package.

published proceedings

  • Astrophysical Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Mould, J. R., Hughes, S., Stetson, P. B., Gibson, B. K., Huchra, J. P., Freedman, W. L., ... Turner, A. M.

complete list of authors

  • Mould, JR||Hughes, SMG||Stetson, PB||Gibson, BK||Huchra, JP||Freedman, WL||Kennicutt, RC||Bresolin, F||Ferrarese, L||Ford, HC||Graham, JA||Han, M||Hoessel, JG||Illingworth, GD||Kelson, DD||Macri, LM||Madore, BF||Phelps, RL||Prosser, CF||Rawson, D||Saha, A||Sakai, S||Sebo, KM||Silbermann, NA||Turner, AM

publication date

  • January 2000