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MACHOs in M31? Absence of evidence but not evidence of absence

De Jong, J T A; Widrow, L. M.; Cseresnjes, P; Kuijken, Konrad; Crotts, A P S; Bergier, A; Baltz, E; Gyuk, G; Sackett, Penny; Uglesich, R; Sutherland, William J


We present results of a microlensing survey toward the Andromeda Galaxy (M 31) carried out during four observing seasons at the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT). This survey is part of the larger microlensing survey toward M 31 performed by the Microlensing Exploration of the Galaxy and Andromeda (MEGA) collaboration. Using a fully automated search algorithm, we identify 14 candidate microlensing events, three of which are reported here for the first time. Observations obtained at the Mayall...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20053812


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