MOA-2010-BLG-523: "failed planet" = RS CVn STAR

A. Gould, J. C. Yee, I. A. Bond, A. Udalski, C. Han, U. G. Jørgensen, J. Greenhill, Y. Tsapras, M. H. Pinsonneault, T. Bensby, W. Allen, L. A. Almeida, M. Bos, G. W. Christie, D. L. Depoy, Subo Dong, B. S. Gaudi, L. W. Hung, F. Jablonski, C. U. LeeJ. McCormick, D. Moorhouse, J. A. Muñoz, T. Natusch, M. Nola, R. W. Pogge, J. Skowron, G. Thornley, F. Abe, D. P. Bennett, C. S. Botzler, P. Chote, M. Freeman, A. Fukui, K. Furusawa, P. Harris, Y. Itow, C. H. Ling, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, N. Miyake, K. Ohnishi, N. J. Rattenbury, To Saito, D. J. Sullivan, T. Sumi, D. Suzuki, W. L. Sweatman, P. J. Tristram, K. Wada, P. C.M. Yock, M. K. Szymański, I. Soszyński, M. Kubiak, R. Poleski, K. Ulaczyk, G. Pietrzyński, Wyrzykowski, K. A. Alsubai, V. Bozza, P. Browne, M. J. Burgdorf, S. Calchi Novati, P. Dodds, M. Dominik, F. Finet, T. Gerner, S. Hardis, K. Harpsøe, F. V. Hessman, T. C. Hinse, M. Hundertmark, N. Kains, E. Kerins, C. Liebig, L. Mancini, M. Mathiasen, M. T. Penny, S. Proft, S. Rahvar, D. Ricci, K. C. Sahu, G. Scarpetta, S. Schäfer, F. Schönebeck, C. Snodgrass, J. Southworth, J. Surdej, J. Wambsganss, R. A. Street, K. Horne, D. M. Bramich, I. A. Steele, M. D. Albrow, E. Bachelet, V. Batista, T. G. Beatty, J. P. Beaulieu, C. S. Bennett, R. Bowens-Rubin, S. Brillant, J. A.R. Caldwell, A. Cassan, A. A. Cole, E. Corrales, C. Coutures, S. Dieters, D. Dominis Prester, J. Donatowicz, P. Fouqué, C. B. Henderson, D. Kubas, J. B. Marquette, R. Martin, J. W. Menzies, B. Shappee, A. Williams, J. Van Saders, M. Zub

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Abstract

The Galactic bulge source MOA-2010-BLG-523S exhibited short-term deviations from a standard microlensing light curve near the peak of an A max ∼ 265 high-magnification microlensing event. The deviations originally seemed consistent with expectations for a planetary companion to the principal lens. We combine long-term photometric monitoring with a previously published high-resolution spectrum taken near peak to demonstrate that this is an RS CVn variable, so that planetary microlensing is not required to explain the light-curve deviations. This is the first spectroscopically confirmed RS CVn star discovered in the Galactic bulge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number141
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume763
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Gould, A., Yee, J. C., Bond, I. A., Udalski, A., Han, C., Jørgensen, U. G., Greenhill, J., Tsapras, Y., Pinsonneault, M. H., Bensby, T., Allen, W., Almeida, L. A., Bos, M., Christie, G. W., Depoy, D. L., Dong, S., Gaudi, B. S., Hung, L. W., Jablonski, F., ... Zub, M. (2013). MOA-2010-BLG-523: "failed planet" = RS CVn STAR. Astrophysical Journal, 763(2), [141]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/763/2/141