OGLE-2016-BLG-1227L: A Wide-separation Planet from a Very Short-timescale Microlensing Event

Cheongho Han, Andrzej Udalski, Andrew Gould, Andrew Gould, Michael D. Albrow, Sun Ju Chung, Sun Ju Chung, Kyu Ha Hwang, Youn Kil Jung, Chung Uk Lee, Yoon Hyun Ryu, In Gu Shin, Yossi Shvartzvald, Jennifer C. Yee, Weicheng Zang, Sang Mok Cha, Sang Mok Cha, Dong Jin Kim, Hyoun Woo Kim, Seung Lee KimSeung Lee Kim, Dong Joo Lee, Yongseok Lee, Yongseok Lee, Byeong Gon Park, Richard W. Pogge, M. James Jee, M. James Jee, Doeon Kim, Chun Hwey Kim, Woong Tae Kim, Przemek Mróz, Przemek Mróz, Michał K. Szymański, Jan Skowron, Radek Poleski, Radek Poleski, Igor Soszyński, Paweł Pietrukowicz, Szymon Kozłowski, Krzysztof Ulaczyk

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We present the analysis of the microlensing event OGLE-2016-BLG-1227. The light curve of this short-duration event appears to be a single-lens event affected by severe finite-source effects. Analysis of the light curve based on a single-lens single-source (1L1S) model yields very small values of the event timescale days, and the angular Einstein radius, mas, making the lens a candidate of a free-floating planet. Close inspection reveals that the 1L1S solution leaves small residuals with an amplitude of ΔI ≲ 0.03 mag. We find that the residuals are explained by the existence of an additional widely separated heavier lens component, indicating that the lens is a wide-separation planetary system rather than a free-floating planet. From Bayesian analysis, it is estimated that the planet has a mass of and it is orbiting a low-mass host star with a mass of ocated with a projected separation of au. The planetary system is located in the Galactic bulge with a line-of-sight separation from the source star of kpc. The event shows that there is a range of deviations in the signatures of host stars for apparently isolated planetary lensing events and that it is possible to identify a host even when a deviation is subtle.

Original languageEnglish
Article number91
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 1

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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