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Volume 20, Issue 3


Influence of Microlensing on Spectral Anomalies of the Lensed Objects

S. Simić
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  • Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, University of Kragujevac, Radoja Domanovića 12, Kragujevac 34000, Serbia
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Published Online: 2017-03-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0324


Here we consider the influence of microlensing on the spectrum of a lensed object with the angular size 5 μas accepting that the composite emission of this object originates from three different regions arranged around its center. We assume that the lensed object has three concentric regions with a black-body emission; the temperatures of these regions are 10 000 K, 7500 K and 5000 K. We investigate how the integral spectral energy distribution (SED) of such stratified source changes due to microlensing by a group of solarmass stars. We find that the SED and flux ratios in the photometric B, V and R passbands show considerable changes during a microlens event. This indicates that the flux anomaly observed in some lensed quasars may be caused by microlensing of a stratified object.

Keywords: gravitational lensing; microlensing


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Published Online: 2017-03-23

Published in Print: 2011-09-01

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 481–485, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0324.

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