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Implementation and testing of the first prompt search for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave transients

Chua, Sheon; Inta, Ra; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; Miller, John; Mow-Lowry, C; Mullavey, Adam; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Stefszky, Michael; Wade, Andrew; Abadie, J; Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Adhikari, Rana; Billingsley, G; Black, E; Etzel, T; King, P; Sengupta, Anand S; Wallace, L; Hosken, Dave; Howell, E


Aims. A transient astrophysical event observed in both gravitational wave (GW) and electromagnetic (EM) channels would yield rich scientific rewards. A first program initiating EM follow-ups to possible transient GW events has been developed and exercised by the LIGO and Virgo community in association with several partners. In this paper, we describe and evaluate the methods used to promptly identify and localize GW event candidates and to request images of targeted sky locations. Methods....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201118219
Access Rights: Open Access


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