VVV Microlensing events in the far side of the Milky Way

María Gabriela Navarro, Dante Minniti, Rodrigo Contreras Ramos

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In order to study the most reddened areas of the Milky Way we used near-IR data from the VVV Survey. For the first time, the VISTA telescope allows us to observe the mid-plane through the Galactic bulge and study the disk in the other side of the Milky Way. Motivated by the detection of hundreds of microlensing events in the inner regions of the Galaxy, we propose three new configurations of microlensing events, placing the sources in the far-disk and the lenses in the far-disk/bulge/near-disk. These new configurations will change the usual way to interpret the timescale distributions due to the different populations along the line of sight, that exhibit varied transverse velocities and relative distances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS353
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Galaxy: bulge
  • Galaxy: structure
  • gravitational lensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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