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First microlensing candidates from the MEGA survey of M31

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


We present the first M 31 candidate microlensing events from the Microlensing Exploration of the Galaxy and Andromeda (MEGA) survey. MEGA uses several telescopes to detect microlensing towards the nearby Andromeda galaxy, M 31, in order to establish whether massive compact objects are a significant contribution to the mass budget of the dark halo of M 31. The results presented here are based on observations with the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma, during the 1999/00 and 2000/01 observing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20031734


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