Microlensing of extended stellar sources

  title={Microlensing of extended stellar sources},
  author={Helen M. Bryce and M. A. Hendry},
  • Helen M. Bryce, M. A. Hendry
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Abstract We investigate the feasibility of reconstructing the radial intensity profile of extended stellar sources by inverting their microlensed light curves. Using a simple, linear, limb darkening law as an illustration, we show that the intensity profile can be accurately determined, at least over the outer part of the stellar disc, with realistic light curve sampling and photometric errors. The principal requirement is that the impact parameter of the lens be less than or equal to the… CONTINUE READING

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