Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-46941
Calchi Novati, S; Dall'Ora, M; Gould, A; Bozza, V; Bruni, I; De Paolis, F; Dominik, M; Gualandi, R; Ingrosso, G; Jetzer, P; Mancini, L; Nucita, A; Scarpetta, G; Sereno, M; Strafella, F (2010). M31 pixel lensing event OAB-N2: a study of the lens proper motion. Astrophysical Journal, 717(2):987.
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We present an updated analysis of the M31 pixel lensing candidate event OAB-N2 previously reported in Calchi Novati et al. (2009). Here we take advantage of new data both astrometric and photometric. Astrometry: using archival 4m-KPNO and HST/WFPC2 data we perform a detailed analysis on the event source whose result, although not fully conclusive on the source magnitude determination, is confirmed by the following light curve photometry analysis. Photometry: first, unpublished WeCAPP data allows us to confirm OAB-N2, previously reported only as a viable candidate, as a well constrained pixel lensing event. Second, this photometry enables a detailed analysis in the event parameter space including the effects due to finite source size. The combined results of these analyses allow us to put a strong lower limit on the lens proper motion. This outcome favors the MACHO lensing hypothesis over self lensing for this individual event and points the way toward distinguishing between the MACHO and self-lensing hypotheses from larger data sets.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics|
|Deposited On:||02 Mar 2011 09:19|
|Last Modified:||07 May 2013 00:15|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing|
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