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Title: On the reported death of the MACHO era
Authors: Quinn, D. P.
Irwin, M. J.
Belokurov, V.
Wilkinson, M. I.
Koch, A.
Marshall, J.
First Published: 1-Jun-2009
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: LETTERS, 2009, 396 (1)
Abstract: We present radial velocity measurements of four wide halo binary candidates from the sample in Chaname & Gould (CG04) which, to date, is the only sample containing a large number of such candidates. The four candidates that we have observed have projected separations >0.1 pc, and include the two widest binaries from the sample, with separations of 0.45 and 1.1 pc. We confirm that three of the four CG04 candidates are genuine, including the one with the largest separation. The fourth candidate, however, is spurious at the 5σ level. In the light of these measurements, we re-examine the implications for MAssive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) models of the Galactic halo. Our analysis casts doubt on what MACHO constraints can be drawn from the existing sample of wide halo binaries.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2009.00652.x
ISSN: 1745-3933
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2009 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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