Optical Depths and Time-Scale Distributions in Galactic Microlensing Alexander Wood and

We present microlensing calculations for a Galactic model based on Han & Gould (2003), which is empirically normalised by star counts. We find good agreement between this model and data recently published by the MACHO and OGLE collaborations for the optical depth in various Galactic fields, and the trends thereof with Galactic longitude l and latitude b. We… (More)