3 years ago

OB Stars and Cepheids From the Gaia TGAS Catalogue: Test of their Distances and Proper Motions.

V.V.Bobylev, A.T.Bajkova

We consider young distant stars from the Gaia TGAS catalog. These are 250 classical Cepheids and 244 OB stars located at distances up to 4 kpc from the Sun. These stars are used to determine the Galactic rotation parameters using both trigonometric parallaxes and proper motions of the TGAS stars. In this case the considered stars have relative parallax errors less than 200%. Following the well-known statistical approach, we assume that the kinematic parameters found from the line-of-sight velocities $V_r$ are less dependent on errors of distances than the found from the velocity components $V_l$. From values of the first derivative of the Galactic rotation angular velocity $\Omega{'}_0$, found from the analysis of velocities $V_r$ and $V_l$ separately, the scale factor of distances is determined. We found that from the sample of Cepheids the scale of distances of the TGAS should be reduced by 3%, and from the sample of OB stars, on the contrary, the scale should be increased by 9%.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.08521

DOI: arXiv:1801.08521v1

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