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.
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Mar 1|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science