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Title: Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914

Abstract

This Supplement provides supporting material for arXiv:1602.08492 . We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. Here, we compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
LIGO Scientific; Virgo; ASKAP; BOOTES; DES; DEC; Fermi-GBM; Fermi-LAT; GRAWITA; INTEGRAL; iPTF; InterPlanetary Network; J-GEM; La Silla-QUEST Survey; Liverpool Telescope; LOFAR; MASTER; MAXI; MWA; Pan-STARRS; PESSTO; Pi of the Sky; SkyMapper; Swift; TAROT; Zadko; Algerian National Observatory; C2PU; TOROS; VISTA; The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration; The Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Collaboration; The BOOTES Collaboration; The Dark Energy Survey and the Dark Energy Camera GW-EM Collaborations; The Fermi GBM Collaboration; The Fermi LAT Collaboration; The GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm (GRAWITA; The INTEGRAL Collaboration; The Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) Collaboration; The InterPlanetary Network; The J-GEM Collaboration; The La Silla–QUEST Survey; The Liverpool Telescope Collaboration; The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) Collaboration; The MASTER Collaboration; The MAXI Collaboration; The Murchison Wide-field Array (MWA) Collaboration; The Pan-STARRS Collaboration; The PESSTO Collaboration; The Pi of the Sky Collaboration; The SkyMapper Collaboration; The Swift Collaboration; The TAROT, Zadko, Algerian National Observatory, and C2PU Collaboration; The TOROS Collaboration; The VISTA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1324277
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1260390; OSTI ID: 1334308; OSTI ID: 1393057
Report Number(s):
LIGO-P1600137-V1; FERMILAB-PUB-16-149-AE-E; LIGO-P1600137-V2; arXiv:1604.07864; BNL-112546-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4365; 1452652
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; SC00112704; AC02-SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series (Online); Journal Volume: 225; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4365
Publisher:
American Astronomical Society/IOP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; gravitational waves; methods: observational

Citation Formats

Abbott, B. P.. Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/225/1/8.
Abbott, B. P.. Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914. United States. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/225/1/8.
Abbott, B. P.. Wed . "Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914". United States. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/225/1/8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1324277.
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title = {Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914},
author = {Abbott, B. P.},
abstractNote = {This Supplement provides supporting material for arXiv:1602.08492 . We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. Here, we compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.},
doi = {10.3847/0067-0049/225/1/8},
journal = {The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series (Online)},
number = 1,
volume = 225,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 20 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jul 20 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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  • This Supplement provides supporting material for Abbott et al. (2016a). We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. We compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.
  • This Supplement provides supporting material for arXiv:1602.08492 . We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. Here, we compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.
  • This Supplement provides supporting material for Abbott et al. (2016a). We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. As a result, we compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.
  • This Supplement provides supporting material for Abbott et al. (2016a). We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. Furthermore, we compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.
  • A gravitational-wave (GW) transient was identified in data recorded by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors on 2015 September 14. The event, initially designated G184098 and later given the name GW150914, is described in detail elsewhere. By prior arrangement, preliminary estimates of the time, significance, and sky location of the event were shared with 63 teams of observers covering radio, optical, near-infrared, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths with ground- and space-based facilities. In this Letter we describe the low-latency analysis of the GW data and present the sky localization of the first observed compact binary merger. We summarize themore » follow-up observations reported by 25 teams via private Gamma-ray Coordinates Network circulars, giving an overview of the participating facilities, the GW sky localization coverage, the timeline, and depth of the observations. As this event turned out to be a binary black hole merger, there is little expectation of a detectable electromagnetic (EM) signature. Nevertheless, this first broadband campaign to search for a counterpart of an Advanced LIGO source represents a milestone and highlights the broad capabilities of the transient astronomy community and the observing strategies that have been developed to pursue neutron star binary merger events. Detailed investigations of the EM data and results of the EM follow-up campaign are being disseminated in papers by the individual teams.« less