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Moreau, O.; Libbrecht, C.; Lee, D. W.; Surdej, Jean (2005)
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: gravitational lensing, individual : Q2237+0305 [quasars], photometric [techniques], image processing [techniques], : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics [Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences], : Aérospatiale, astronomie & astrophysique [Physique, chimie, mathématiques & sciences de la terre]
Using an optimal image subtraction technique, we have derived the V and R light curves of the four lensed QSO components of Q2237+0305 from the monitoring CCD frames obtained by the GLITP collaboration with the 2.6m NOT telescope in 1999/2000 (Alcalde et al. 2002). We give here a detailed account of the data reduction and analysis and of the error estimates. In agreement with Wozniak et al. (2000a,b), the good derived photometric accuracy of the GLITP data allows to discuss the possible interpretation of the light curve of component A as due to a microlensing event taking place in the deflecting galaxy. This interpretation is strengthened by the colour dependence of the early rise of the light curve of component A, as it probably corresponds to a caustics crossing by the QSO source. Peer reviewed

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