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Microlensing Observations Rapid Search for Exoplanets: MORSE code for GPUs

Alistair McDougall, Michael D. Albrow
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
arXiv:1511.01157 [astro-ph.IM], (3 Nov 2015)

@article{mcdougall2015microlensing,

   title={Microlensing Observations Rapid Search for Exoplanets: MORSE code for GPUs},

   author={McDougall, Alistair and Albrow, Michael D.},

   year={2015},

   month={nov},

   archivePrefix={"arXiv"},

   primaryClass={astro-ph.IM}

}

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The rapid analysis of ongoing gravitational microlensing events has been integral to the successful detection and characterisation of cool planets orbiting low mass stars in the Galaxy. In this paper we present an implementation of search and fit techniques on Graphical Processing Unit hardware. The method allows for the rapid identification of candidate planetary microlensing events and their subsequent followup for detailed characterisation.
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