Microlensing by the galactic bar

@article{Zhao1995MicrolensingBT,
  title={Microlensing by the galactic bar},
  author={HongSheng Zhao and David N. Spergel and U. R.MichaelRichColumbia and U. Princeton},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={440}
}
We compute the optical depth and duration distribution of microlensing events towrd Baade's window in a model composed of a Galactic disk and a bar. The bar model is a self-consistent dynamical model built out of individual orbits that has been populated to be consistent with the COBE maps of the Galaxy and kinematic observations of the Galactic bulge. We find that most of the lenses are in the bulge with a line-of-sight distance 6.25 kpc (adopting R(sub 0) = 8 kpc). The microlensing optical… 

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