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The EROS2 search for microlensing events towards the spiral arms: the complete seven season results

Rahal, Y R; Afonso, C; Albert, J.N.; Anderson, J; Ansari, R; Aubourg, E; Bareyre, P; Beaulieu, J.-P; Charlot, X; Couchot, F; Coutures, C; Derue, F; Tisserand, Patrick

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Aims. The EROS-2 project has been designed to search for microlensing events towards any dense stellar field. The densest parts of the Galactic spiral arms have been monitored to maximize the microlensing signal expected from the stars of the Galactic disk and bulge. Methods. 12.9 million stars have been monitored during 7 seasons towards 4 directions in the Galactic plane, away from the Galactic center. Results. A total of 27 microlensing event candidates have been found. Estimates of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34515
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200811515

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