A revised moving cluster distance to the Pleiades open cluster

18 Oct 2016P. A. B. GalliE. MorauxH. BouyJ. BouvierJ. OlivaresR. Teixeira

Aims: We provide a new distance estimate for the Pleiades based on the moving cluster method, which will be useful to further discuss the so-called Pleiades distance controversy and compare it with the very precise parallaxes from the Gaia space mission. Methods: We apply a refurbished implementation of the convergent point search method to an updated census of Pleiades stars to calculate the convergent point position of the cluster from stellar proper motions... (read more)

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