Title

Attributes of gravitational lensing parallax

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Abstract

The density of stars and MACHOs in the universe could theoretically be determined or limited by simultaneous measurements of compact sources by well separated observers. A gravitational lens effect would be expected to create a slight differential amplification between the observers detectable with sufficiently sensitive relative photometry: 'lensing parallax'. When applied to expanding fireballs such as those from GRBs and supernovae, the mass of the lens can be indicated by the end of lensing parallax, when the angular size of the source becomes much greater than the angular size of the Einstein ring of the lens.

Publication Title

Astrophysics and Space Science

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