Black Hole, Neutron Star and White Dwarf Candidates from Microlensing with OGLE-III

@article{Wyrzykowski2015BlackHN,
  title={Black Hole, Neutron Star and White Dwarf Candidates from Microlensing with OGLE-III},
  author={Lukasz Wyrzykowski and Zuzanna Kostrzewa-Rutkowska and Jan Skowron and Krzysztof A. Rybicki and Przemek Mr{\'o}z and Szymon Kozłowski and Andrzej Udalski and Michał K. Szymański and Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Igor Soszyński and Krzysztof Ulaczyk and Paweł Pietrukowicz and Radosław Poleski and Michał Pawlak and Krystian Iłkiewicz and Nicholas J. Rattenbury},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={458},
  pages={3012-3026}
}
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