Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run
Abstract
This paper presents a parameter estimation analysis of the seven binary black hole mergers—GW170104, GW170608, GW170729, GW170809, GW170814, GW170818, and GW170823—detected during the second observing run of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo observatories using the gravitationalwave open data. We describe the methodology for parameter estimation of compact binaries using gravitationalwave data, and we present the posterior distributions of the inferred astrophysical parameters. We release our samples of the posterior probability density function with tutorials on using and replicating our results presented in this paper.
 Authors:

 Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY (United States)
 Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
 MaxPlanckInstitut für Gravitationsphysik, Hannover (Germany); Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Hannover (Germany)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1532724
 Report Number(s):
 LAUR1922468
Journal ID: ISSN 20524463
 Grant/Contract Number:
 89233218CNA000001
 Resource Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Scientific Data
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 20524463
 Publisher:
 Nature Publishing Group
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
Citation Formats
De, Soumi, Biwer, Christopher M., Capano, Collin D., Nitz, Alexander H., and Brown, Duncan A. Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run. United States: N. p., 2019.
Web. doi:10.1038/s4159701900866.
De, Soumi, Biwer, Christopher M., Capano, Collin D., Nitz, Alexander H., & Brown, Duncan A. Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run. United States. doi:10.1038/s4159701900866.
De, Soumi, Biwer, Christopher M., Capano, Collin D., Nitz, Alexander H., and Brown, Duncan A. Mon .
"Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run". United States. doi:10.1038/s4159701900866. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532724.
@article{osti_1532724,
title = {Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run},
author = {De, Soumi and Biwer, Christopher M. and Capano, Collin D. and Nitz, Alexander H. and Brown, Duncan A.},
abstractNote = {This paper presents a parameter estimation analysis of the seven binary black hole mergers—GW170104, GW170608, GW170729, GW170809, GW170814, GW170818, and GW170823—detected during the second observing run of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo observatories using the gravitationalwave open data. We describe the methodology for parameter estimation of compact binaries using gravitationalwave data, and we present the posterior distributions of the inferred astrophysical parameters. We release our samples of the posterior probability density function with tutorials on using and replicating our results presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.1038/s4159701900866},
journal = {Scientific Data},
number = 1,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}
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Table 1: Results from PyCBC Inference analysis of binary black hole events from LIGOVirgo’s second observing run. Quoted are the median and 90% credible interval values for a subset of the inferred model parameters.
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