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ID: 742349.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
An isolated microlens observed from K2, Spitzer, and Earth
Authors:Zhu, W.; Udalski, A.; Huang, C. X.; Calchi Novati, S.; Sumi, T.; Poleski, R.; Skowron, J.; Mróz, P.; Szymański, M. K.; Soszyński, I.; Pietrukowicz, P.; Kozłowski, S.; Ulaczyk, K.; Pawlak, M.; Beichman, C.; Bryden, G.; Carey, S.; Gaudi, B. S.; Gould, A.; Henderson, C. B.; Shvartzvald, Y.; Yee, J. C.; Bond, I. A.; Bennett, D. P.; Suzuki, D.; Rattenbury, N. J.; Koshimoto, N.; Abe, F.; Asakura, Y.; Barry, R. K.; Bhattacharya, A.; Donachie, M.; Evans, P.; Fukui, A.; Hirao, Y.; Itow, Y.; Kawasaki, K.; Li, M. C. A.; Ling, C. H.; Masuda, K.; Matsubara, Y.; Miyazaki, S.; Munakata, H.; Muraki, Y.; Nagakane, M.; Ohnishi, K.; Ranc, C.; Saito, T.; Sharan, A.; Sullivan, D. J.; Tristram, P. J.; Yamada, T.; Yonehara, A.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2017
Title of Journal:The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Volume:849
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:id. L31 (6 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present the result of microlensing event MOA-2016-BLG-290, which received observations from the two-wheel Kepler (K2), Spitzer, as well as ground-based observatories. A joint analysis of data from K2 and the ground leads to two degenerate solutions of the lens mass and distance. This degeneracy is effectively broken once the (partial) Spitzer light curve is included. Altogether, the lens is found to be an extremely low-mass star or brown dwarf ({77}-23+34 {M}{{J}}) located in the Galactic bulge (6.8+/- 0.4 kpc). MOA-2016-BLG-290 is the first microlensing event for which we have signals from three well-separated (∼1 au) locations. It demonstrates the power of two-satellite microlensing experiment in reducing the ambiguity of lens properties, as pointed out independently by S. Refsdal and A. Gould several decades ago.
Free Keywords:gravitational lensing: micro; methods: data analysis; parallaxes; stars: fundamental parameters; techniques: photometric
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-637X
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ApJ...849L..31Z
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