Contributed Talk - Splinter Exoplanets

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 15:30   (virtual Exo)

Finding cold and distant exoplanets with microlensing

Yiannis Tsapras
Heidelberg University

Microlensing is particularly sensitive to exoplanets with distances between 1-20 au from their host stars. We used the global robotic telescope network of the Las Cumbres Observatory to conduct a 3-year, ~4 sq. deg. survey of the Galactic bulge in order to identify microlensing events and look for planets. Our final catalog of stars contains more than 4 million individual sources. As we prepare for our first public data release, I will present some of the results, talk about the data products we will soon be publicly releasing and describe our current program and plans for the future.