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Spitzer Microlensing Program as a Probe for Globular Cluster Planets. Analysis of OGLE-2015-BLG-0448

Poleski, Radosław and Calchi Novati, Sebastiano and Beichman, C. (2016) Spitzer Microlensing Program as a Probe for Globular Cluster Planets. Analysis of OGLE-2015-BLG-0448. Astrophysical Journal, 823 (1). Art. No. 63. ISSN 0004-637X.

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The microlensing event OGLE-2015-BLG-0448 was observed by Spitzer and lay within the tidal radius of the globular cluster NGC 6558. The event had moderate magnification and was intensively observed, hence it had the potential to probe the distribution of planets in globular clusters. We measure the proper motion of NGC 6558 µ_(cl)(N,E)=(+0.36 ± 0.10,+1.42 ± 0.10, + yr^(-1)) as well as the source and show that the lens is not a cluster member. Even though this particular event does not probe the distribution of planets in globular clusters, other potential cluster lens events can be verified using our methodology. Additionally, we find that microlens parallax measured using Optical Gravitational Lens Experiment (OGLE) photometry is consistent with the value found based on the light curve displacement between the Earth and Spitzer.

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Poleski, Radosław0000-0002-9245-6368
Calchi Novati, Sebastiano0000-0002-7669-1069
Beichman, C.0000-0002-5627-5471
Additional Information:© 2016 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2015 December 23; accepted 2016 March 20; published 2016 May 23. The OGLE project has received funding from the National Science Centre, Poland, grant MAESTRO 2014/14/A/ST9/00121 to A.U. Work by W.Z. and A.G. was supported by NSF AST 1516842. Work by Y.S. and C.B.H. was supported by an appointment to the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities through a contract with NASA. Work by J.C.Y., A.G., and S.C. was supported by JPL grant 1500811. Work by J.C.Y. was performed under contract with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) funded by NASA through the Sagan Fellowship Program executed by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. This publication was made possible by NPRP grant # X-019-1-006 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). Work by S.M. has been supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program “The Emergence of Cosmological Structures” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Grant No. XDB09000000, and by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under grant numbers 11333003 and 11390372. M.P.G.H. acknowledges support from the Villum Foundation. This work makes use of observations from the LCOGT network, which includes three SUPAscopes owned by the University of St Andrews. The RoboNet programme is an LCOGT Key Project using time allocations from the University of St Andrews, LCOGT and the University of Heidelberg together with time on the Liverpool Telescope through the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK. This research has made use of the LCOGT Archive, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology, under contract with the Las Cumbres Observatory. Operation of the Danish 1.54 m telescope at ESOs La Silla observatory was supported by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences, and by Centre for Star and Planet Formation.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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National Science Centre (Poland)MAESTRO 2014/14/A/ST9/ 00121
NASA Postdoctoral ProgramUNSPECIFIED
NASA Sagan Fellowship ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Qatar National Research FundX-019-1-006
Chinese Academy of SciencesXDB09000000
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)11333003
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)11390372
Villum FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Danish Council for Independent Research-Natural SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Centre for Star and Planet FormationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:globular clusters: individual (NGC6558) ; gravitational lensing: micro; planets and satellites: detection; proper motions
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Official Citation:Radosław Poleski et al 2016 ApJ 823 63
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:24 Jun 2016 18:09
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