Measuring the mass function of isolated stellar remnants with gravitational microlensing. I. Revisiting the OGLE-III dark lens candidates

@inproceedings{Mrz2021MeasuringTM,
  title={Measuring the mass function of isolated stellar remnants with gravitational microlensing. I. Revisiting the OGLE-III dark lens candidates},
  author={Przemek Mr{\'o}z and Lukasz Wyrzykowski},
  year={2021}
}
Gravitational microlensing may detect dark stellar remnants – black holes or neutron stars – even if they are isolated. However, it is challenging to estimate masses of isolated dark stellar remnants using solely photometric data for microlensing events. A recent analysis of OGLE-III long-timescale microlensing events exhibiting the annual parallax effects claimed that a number of bright events were due to “mass-gap” objects (with masses intermediate between those of neutron stars and black… Expand

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