OGLE-2014-BLG-0289: precise characterization of a quintuple-peak gravitational microlensing event

A. Udalski, C. Han, V. Bozza, A. Gould, I. A. Bond, P. Mróz, J. Skowron, Ł. Wyrzykowski, M. K. Szymański, I. Soszyński, K. Ulaczyk, R. Poleski, P. Pietrukowicz, S. Kozłowski, F. Abe, R. Barry, D. P. Bennett, A. Bhattacharya, M. Donachie, P. EvansA. Fukui, Y. Hirao, Y. Itow, K. Kawasaki, N. Koshimoto, M. C. A. Li, C. H. Ling, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, S. Miyazaki, H. Munakata, Y. Muraki, M. Nagakane, K. Ohnishi, C. Ranc, N. Rattenbury, T. Saito, A. Sharan, D. J. Sullivan, T. Sumi, D. Suzuki, P. J. Tristram, T. Yamada, A. Yonehara, E. Bachelet, D. M. Bramich, G. DÁgo, M. Dominik, R. Figuera Jaimes, K. Horne, M. Hundertmark, N. Kains, J. Menzies, R. Schmidt, C. Snodgrass, I. A. Steele, J. Wambsganss, R. W. Pogge, Y. K. Jung, I. -G. Shin, J. C. Yee, W. -T. Kim, C. Beichman, S. Carey, S. Calchi Novati, W. Zhu

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We present the analysis of the binary-microlensing event OGLE-2014-BLG-0289. The event light curve exhibits five very unusual peaks, four of which were produced by caustic crossings and the other by a cusp approach. It is found that the quintuple-peak features of the light curve provide tight constraints on the source trajectory, enabling us to precisely and accurately measure the microlensing parallax πE. Furthermore, the three resolved caustics allow us to measure the angular Einstein radius θE. From the combination of πE and θE, the physical lens parameters are uniquely determined. It is found that the lens is a binary composed of two M dwarfs with masses M1 = 0.52 ± 0.04 M⊙ and M2 = 0.42 ± 0.03 M⊙ separated in projection by a = 6.4 ± 0.5 au. The lens is located in the disk with a distance of DL = 3.3 ± 0.3 kpc. The reason for the absence of a lensing signal in the Spitzer data is that the time of observation corresponds to the flat region of the light curve.
Original languageEnglish
Article number70
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2018


  • Binaries: general
  • Gravitational lensing: micro


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