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2014MNRAS.437.4006S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 437, 4006-4018 (2014/February-1)

Degeneracies in triple gravitational microlensing.

SONG Y.-Y., MAO S. and AN J.H.

Abstract (from CDS):

We study microlensing light curves by a triple lens, in particular, by a primary star plus two planets. A four-fold degeneracy is confirmed in the light curves, similar to the close and wide degeneracy found in a double lens. Furthermore, we derive a set of equations for triple lens in the external shear approximation. By using these external shear equations, we identify two kinds of continuous degeneracies which may be confused double and triple lenses, i.e. the continuous external shear degeneracy among triple-lens systems and the double-triple lens degeneracy. These degeneracies are particularly important in high-magnification events, and thus, some caution needs to be applied when one infers the fraction of stars hosting multiple planets from microlensing. We study the dependence of the degeneracies on the lensing parameters (e.g. source trajectory) and give recipes about how the degeneracies should be explored with real data.

Abstract Copyright: © 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2013)

Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing: micro - binaries: general - planetary systems - Galaxy: bulge

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