2006A&A...459..407C


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2006A&A...459..407C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 459, 407-414 (2006/11-4)

Microlensing towards the Large Magellanic Cloud: a study of the LMC halo contribution.

CALCHI NOVATI S., DE LUCA F., JETZER P. and SCARPETTA G.

Abstract (from CDS):

We carry out a new analysis of the sample of MACHO microlensing candidates towards the LMC. Our main purpose is to determine the lens population to which the events may belong. We give particular emphasis to the possibility of characterising the Milky Way dark matter halo population with respect to the LMC one. Indeed, we show that only a fraction of the events have characteristics that match those expected for lenses belonging to the MACHO population of the Galactic halo. This suggests that this component cannot explain all the candidates. Accordingly, we challenge the view that the dark matter halo fraction of both the Galaxy and the LMC halos are equal, and indeed we show that, for a MACHO mass in the range 0.1-0.3M, the LMC halo fraction can be significantly larger than the Milky Way's. In this perspective, our main conclusion is that up to about half of the observed events could be attributed to the LMC MACHO dark matter halo.

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Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing - Galaxy: halo - galaxies: Magellanic clouds - cosmology: dark matter

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Number of rows : 10

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 M 31 G 00 42 44.330 +41 16 07.50 4.86 4.36 3.44     ~ 11202 1
2 NAME SMC G 00 52 38.0 -72 48 01   2.79 2.2     ~ 9698 1
3 NAME Magellanic Clouds GrG 03 00 -71.0           ~ 5857 1
4 MACHO LMC 20 Lev 04 54 19 -70 02.2     21.35     ~ 13 0
5 MACHO LMC 23 V* 05 06 17 -70 58.8     20.27     ~ 12 0
6 MACHO LMC 27 Lev 05 06 35 -69 20.8     19.24     ~ 8 0
7 MACHO LMC 22 Lev 05 14 32 -71 09.2     20.64     ~ 9 0
8 MACHO LMC 5 Lev 05 16 41.1 -70 29 18     21.15     ~ 61 1
9 MACHO LMC 9 Lev 05 20 20.3 -69 15 12     19.58     ~ 43 0
10 NAME LMC G 05 23 34.6 -69 45 22     0.4     ~ 15197 1

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