Seminar details

Date: 15.11.2022

Etienne Bachelet (IAP Paris/IPAC NASA Caltech)

First results from the OMEGA Key Project

Thanks to a new generation of large sky-survey, it is now possible to discover microlensing events in the entire Milky Way. The OMEGA Key Project performs the photometric and spectroscopic follow-up of these microlensing candidates automatically, on the Las Cumbres Observatory telescopes network. I will present the observing strategies and the different tools we use, as well as the first results. Finally, I will discuss the future of the project, especially with the opportunity that offers the Legacy Survey of Space and Time at the Vera Rubin Observatory.

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