Is the large magellanic cloud microlensing due to an intervening dwarf galaxy?

C. Alcock, R. A. Allsman, D. R. Alves, T. S. Axelrod, A. C. Becker, D. P. Bennett, K. H. Cook, K. C. Freeman, K. Griest, M. J. Lehner, S. L. Marshall, D. Minniti, B. A. Peterson, M. R. Pratt, P. J. Quinn, A. W. Rodgers, A. Rorabeck, C. W. Stubbs, W. Sutherland, A. B. TomaneyT. Vandehei, D. L. Welch

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Resumen

The recent suggestion that the microlensing events observed toward the Large Magellanic Cloud are due to an intervening Sgr-like dwarf galaxy is examined. A search for foreground RR Lyrae in the MACHO photometry database yields 20 stars whose distance distribution follow the expected halo density profile. Cepheid and red giant branch clump stars in the MACHO database are consistent with membership in the LMC. There is also no evidence in the literature for a distinct kinematic population, for intervening gas, or for the turnoff of such a hypothetical galaxy. We conclude that if the lenses are in a foreground galaxy, it must be a particularly dark galaxy.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)L59-L63
PublicaciónAstrophysical Journal
Volumen490
N.º1 PART II
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1997

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  • Astronomía y astrofísica
  • Ciencias planetarias y espacial

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