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POINT-AGAPE

(Pixel-lensing Observations with the Isaac Newton Telescope-Andromeda Galaxy Amplified Pixels Experiment)
(survey of M31 for microlensing)

The POINT-AGAPE survey (Pixel-lensing Observations with the Isaac Newton Telescope-Andromeda Galaxy Amplified Pixels Experiment) was carried out in 1999-2001, monitoring Andromeda (M31) stars for transients that could be gravitational microlensing by MACHOs, to test models of dark matter. If MACHOs make up the dark matter halos of the Milky Way and M31, stars in M31 might be assumed to reveal microlensing. POINT-AGAPE began as a project called AGAPE, Andromeda Galaxy Amplified Pixels Experiment, which tested some of the methodology, and was renamed when the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) became involved.

It produced some candidates and also revealed other transients of interest including novae.


(survey,microlensing,transients,past,MACHOs,M31)
http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/SH/SH2006/agape.html
https://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0504188
https://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0002256
https://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0004254
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog 
PAPA-00-S3POINT-AGAPE 
POINT-AGAPEPOINT-AGAPE-S3POINT-AGAPE 

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