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Where are the binary source galactic microlensing events?
Received 27 May 1997 / Accepted 1 December 1997
Though there have been some galactic microlensing events which show a clear signature of a binary lens, no event has yet been claimed as due to lensing of a binary source. Here I argue that this may be due to the fact that most of the binary source events show light curves which can be fitted with the simpler model of a blended single source.
Key words: gravitational lensing dark matter Stars: low-mass, brown dwarfs Galaxy: halo
Present address: Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Online publication: April 28, 1998