A systematic fitting scheme for caustic-crossing microlensing events

N. Kains, A. Cassan, K. Horne, M. D. Albrow, S. Dieters, P. Fouqué, J. Greenhill, A. Udalski, M. Zub, D. P. Bennett, M. Dominik, J. Donatowicz, D. Kubas, Y. Tsapras, T. Anguita, V. Batista, J. P. Beaulieu, S. Brillant, M. Bode, D. M. BramichM. Burgdorf, J. A.R. Caldwell, K. H. Cook, Ch Coutures, D. Dominis Prester, U. G. Jørgensen, S. Kane, J. B. Marquette, R. Martin, J. Menzies, K. R. Pollard, N. Rattenbury, K. C. Sahu, C. Snodgrass, I. Steele, C. Vinter, J. Wambsganss, A. Williams, M. Kubiak, G. Pietrzyński, I. Soszyński, O. Szewczyk, M. K. Szymański, K. Ulaczyk, L. Wyrzykowski

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We outline a method for fitting binary-lens caustic-crossing microlensing events based on the alternative model parametrization proposed and detailed by Cassan. As an illustration of our methodology, we present an analysis of OGLE-2007-BLG-472, a double-peaked Galactic microlensing event with a source crossing the whole caustic structure in less than three days. In order to identify all possible models we conduct an extensive search of the parameter space, followed by a refinement of the parameters with a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm. We find a number of low-χ2 regions in the parameter space, which lead to several distinct competitive best models. We examine the parameters for each of them, and estimate their physical properties. We find that our fitting strategy locates several minima that are difficult to find with other modelling strategies and is therefore a more appropriate method to fit this type of event.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)787-796
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volumen395
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 may 2009

Huella dactilar

alkalies
Markov chains
Markov chain
physical property
physical properties
lenses
methodology
parameter
estimates
modeling
method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Kains, N., Cassan, A., Horne, K., Albrow, M. D., Dieters, S., Fouqué, P., ... Wyrzykowski, L. (2009). A systematic fitting scheme for caustic-crossing microlensing events. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 395(2), 787-796. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.14615.x
Kains, N. ; Cassan, A. ; Horne, K. ; Albrow, M. D. ; Dieters, S. ; Fouqué, P. ; Greenhill, J. ; Udalski, A. ; Zub, M. ; Bennett, D. P. ; Dominik, M. ; Donatowicz, J. ; Kubas, D. ; Tsapras, Y. ; Anguita, T. ; Batista, V. ; Beaulieu, J. P. ; Brillant, S. ; Bode, M. ; Bramich, D. M. ; Burgdorf, M. ; Caldwell, J. A.R. ; Cook, K. H. ; Coutures, Ch ; Dominis Prester, D. ; Jørgensen, U. G. ; Kane, S. ; Marquette, J. B. ; Martin, R. ; Menzies, J. ; Pollard, K. R. ; Rattenbury, N. ; Sahu, K. C. ; Snodgrass, C. ; Steele, I. ; Vinter, C. ; Wambsganss, J. ; Williams, A. ; Kubiak, M. ; Pietrzyński, G. ; Soszyński, I. ; Szewczyk, O. ; Szymański, M. K. ; Ulaczyk, K. ; Wyrzykowski, L. / A systematic fitting scheme for caustic-crossing microlensing events. En: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2009 ; Vol. 395, N.º 2. pp. 787-796.
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A systematic fitting scheme for caustic-crossing microlensing events. / Kains, N.; Cassan, A.; Horne, K.; Albrow, M. D.; Dieters, S.; Fouqué, P.; Greenhill, J.; Udalski, A.; Zub, M.; Bennett, D. P.; Dominik, M.; Donatowicz, J.; Kubas, D.; Tsapras, Y.; Anguita, T.; Batista, V.; Beaulieu, J. P.; Brillant, S.; Bode, M.; Bramich, D. M.; Burgdorf, M.; Caldwell, J. A.R.; Cook, K. H.; Coutures, Ch; Dominis Prester, D.; Jørgensen, U. G.; Kane, S.; Marquette, J. B.; Martin, R.; Menzies, J.; Pollard, K. R.; Rattenbury, N.; Sahu, K. C.; Snodgrass, C.; Steele, I.; Vinter, C.; Wambsganss, J.; Williams, A.; Kubiak, M.; Pietrzyński, G.; Soszyński, I.; Szewczyk, O.; Szymański, M. K.; Ulaczyk, K.; Wyrzykowski, L.

En: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 395, N.º 2, 01.05.2009, p. 787-796.

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AU - Udalski, A.

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AU - Bennett, D. P.

AU - Dominik, M.

AU - Donatowicz, J.

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AU - Tsapras, Y.

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AU - Batista, V.

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AU - Bode, M.

AU - Bramich, D. M.

AU - Burgdorf, M.

AU - Caldwell, J. A.R.

AU - Cook, K. H.

AU - Coutures, Ch

AU - Dominis Prester, D.

AU - Jørgensen, U. G.

AU - Kane, S.

AU - Marquette, J. B.

AU - Martin, R.

AU - Menzies, J.

AU - Pollard, K. R.

AU - Rattenbury, N.

AU - Sahu, K. C.

AU - Snodgrass, C.

AU - Steele, I.

AU - Vinter, C.

AU - Wambsganss, J.

AU - Williams, A.

AU - Kubiak, M.

AU - Pietrzyński, G.

AU - Soszyński, I.

AU - Szewczyk, O.

AU - Szymański, M. K.

AU - Ulaczyk, K.

AU - Wyrzykowski, L.

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