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- Virginie Batista : batista§
- David Bennett : bennett§
- Arnaud Cassan : cassan§
- Pascal Fouque : pfouque§,
- Scott Gaudi gaudi§
- Eamonn Kerins Eamonn.Kerins§
- Daniel Kubas : dkubas§
- Shude Mao : smao§
- Jean Baptiste Marquette : marquett§
- Nicholas Rattenbury : nicholas.rattenbury§

This section's articles

Observing strategy, and description of the reduction pipelines. (Microlensing)

Friday 6 June 2008 by Jean-Philippe Beaulieu
A typical observing season of the Galactic Bulge starts at the beginning of May every year and lasts four months. Among the 691 alerts available in 2006 (579 from OGLE-III and 112 additional from MOA-II), about 180 are available every night in the middle of the season. Of these, around 20 (...)

Introduction, general background (Microlensing)

Tuesday 4 March 2008 by flo
The discovery of extrasolar planets is arguably the most exciting development in astrophysics during the past decade, rivaled only by the discovery of the cosmic acceleration. The unexpected variety of giant exo-planets, some very close to their stars, many with high orbital eccentricity, has (...)

Microlensing today (Microlensing)

Tuesday 4 March 2008 by flo
Already with ground-based observations, the microlensing technique is sensitive to cool planets with masses down to that of the Earth orbiting 0.1-1 Mo stars, the most common stars of our Galaxy, in orbits of 1-10 AU. Currently, over 700 microlensing events towards the Galactic Bulge are (...)