Spitzer Microlensing Parallax Reveals Two Isolated Stars in the Galactic Bulge
We report the mass and distance measurements of two single-lens events from the 2017 Spitzer microlensing campaign. The ground-based observations yield the detection of finite-source effects, and the microlens parallaxes are derived from the joint analysis of ground-based observations and Spitzer observations. We find that the lens of OGLE-2017-BLG-1254 is a 0.60 +/- 0.03 M-circle dot star with D-LS = 0.53 +/- 0.11 kpc, where D-LS is the distance between the lens and the source. The second event, OGLE-2017-BLG-1161, is subject to the known satellite parallax degeneracy, and thus is either a 0.51(-0.10)(+0.12) M-circle dot star with D-LS = 0.40 +/- 0.12 kpc or a 0.38(-0.12)(+0.13) M-circle dot star with D-LS = 0.53 +/- 0.19 kpc. Both of the lenses are therefore isolated stars in the Galactic bulge. By comparing the mass and distance distributions of the eight published Spitzer finite-source events with the expectations from a Galactic model, we find that the Spitzer sample is in agreement with the probability of finite-source effects occurring in single-lens events.
|Título según WOS:||Spitzer Microlensing Parallax Reveals Two Isolated Stars in the Galactic Bulge|
|Título de la Revista:||ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL|
|Editorial:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Fecha de publicación:||2020|