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Title: OGLE-2014-BLG-0289: Precise Characterization of a Quintuple-peak Gravitational Microlensing Event
Authors: Udalski, A
Han, C
Bozza, V
Gould, A
Bond, IA
Mróz, P
Skowron, J
Szymański, MK
Soszyński, I
Ulaczyk, K
Poleski, R
Pietrukowicz, P
Kozłowski, S
Abe, F
Barry, R
Bennett, DP
Bhattacharya, A
Donachie, M
Evans, P
Fukui, A
Hirao, Y
Itow, Y
Kawasaki, K
Koshimoto, N
Ling, CH
Masuda, K
Matsubara, Y
Miyazaki, S
Munakata, H
Muraki, Y
Nagakane, M
Ohnishi, K
Ranc, C
Rattenbury, N
Saito, T
Sharan, A
Sullivan, DJ
Sumi, T
Suzuki, D
Tristram, PJ
Yamada, T
Yonehara, A
Bachelet, E
Bramich, DM
DÁgo, G
Dominik, M
Jaimes, RF
Horne, K
Hundertmark, M
Kains, N
Menzies, J
Schmidt, R
Snodgrass, C
Steele, IA
Wambsganss, J
Pogge, RW
Jung, YK
Shin, IG
Yee, JC
Kim, WT
Beichman, C
Carey, S
Novati, SC
Zhu, W
First Published: 24-Jan-2018
Publisher: American Astronomical Society, IOP Publishing
Citation: Astrophysical Journal, 2018, 853 (1)
Abstract: We present the analysis of the binary-microlensing event OGLE-2014-BLG-0289. The event light curve exhibits five very unusual peaks, four of which were produced by caustic crossings and the other by a cusp approach. It is found that the quintuple-peak features of the light curve provide tight constraints on the source trajectory, enabling us to precisely and accurately measure the microlensing parallax πE. Furthermore, the three resolved caustics allow us to measure the angular Einstein radius θE. From the combination of πEand θE, the physical lens parameters are uniquely determined. It is found that the lens is a binary composed of two M dwarfs with masses M1= 0.52 ± 0.04 Moand M2= 0.42 ± 0.03 Moseparated in projection by aτ = 6.4 ± 0.5 au. The lens is located in the disk with a distance of DL= 3.3 ± 0.3 kpc. The reason for the absence of a lensing signal in the Spitzer data is that the time of observation corresponds to the flat region of the light curve.
DOI Link: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaa295
ISSN: 0004-637X
eISSN: 1538-4357
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, American Astronomical Society, IOP Publishing. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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