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written by Diane Dutkevitch
In this activity students find a number of Cepheid variables in the galaxy M100.  They then use their periods, average apparent magnitudes, and the Period-Luminosity relationships to determine the distance to M100.  Then students can estimate the Hubble constant to find the age of the universe.
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Astronomy
- Cosmic Time and Distance
= Cepheids
= Distance Scales
- Cosmology
- Fundamentals
- Stars
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M100, age of the universe, cepheid variables, distances, galaxies, hubble constant, magnitudes, period luminosity
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Metadata instance created January 20, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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November 20, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Dutkevitch, , WWW Document, (http://astro.wku.edu/labs/m100/).
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D. Dutkevitch, Determining the Extragalactic Distance Scale, , <http://astro.wku.edu/labs/m100/>.
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Dutkevitch, D. (n.d.). Determining the Extragalactic Distance Scale. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://astro.wku.edu/labs/m100/
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Dutkevitch, Diane. Determining the Extragalactic Distance Scale. http://astro.wku.edu/labs/m100/ (accessed 22 December 2014).
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Dutkevitch, Diane. Determining the Extragalactic Distance Scale. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://astro.wku.edu/labs/m100/>.
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