ON THE DETECTABILITY OF A PREDICTED MESOLENSING EVENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGH PROPER MOTION STAR VB 10

@article{Lepine2012ONTD,
  title={ON THE DETECTABILITY OF A PREDICTED MESOLENSING EVENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGH PROPER MOTION STAR VB 10},
  author={S. L'epine and R. DiStefano},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={749}
}
  • S. L'epine, R. DiStefano
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Extrapolation of the astrometric motion of the nearby low-mass star VB 10 indicates that sometime in late 2011 December or during the first 2-3 months of 2012, the star will make a close approach to a background point source. Based on astrometric uncertainties, we estimate a 1 in 2 chance that the distance of closest approach {rho}{sub min} will be less than 100 mas, a 1 in 5 chance that {rho}{sub min} < 50 mas, and a 1 in 10 chance that {rho}{sub min} < 20 mas. The last would result in a… CONTINUE READING
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