Understanding micro-image configurations in quasar microlensing

  title={Understanding micro-image configurations in quasar microlensing},
  author={Prasenjit Saha and Liliya L. R. Williams},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • P. Saha, L. Williams
  • Published 30 September 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The micro-arcsecond scale structure of the seemingly point-like images in lensed quasars, though unobservable, is nevertheless much studied theoretically, because it affects the observable (or macro) brightness, and through that provides clues to substructure in both source and lens. A curious feature is that, while an observable macro-image is made up of a very large number of micro-images, the macro flux is dominated by a few micro-images. Micro minima play a key role, and the well-known… Expand

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