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Swift follow-up observations of candidate gravitational-wave transient events

Evans, P A; Fridriksson, J K; Gehrels, N; Homan, J; Osborne, J P; Siegel, M; Beardmore, Andy P; Handbauer, P; Gelbord, J; Kennea, J A; Reed, C M; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P; Savage, R; Schofield, R; Schwinberg, P; Shapiro, Brett; Shoemaker, D; Smith , M; Sigg, D; Sintes, A; Smith-Lefebvre, Nicolas; Strigin, S; Summerscales, T.Z.; Susmithan, S; Talukder, D; Tanner, D B; Torrie, Calum; Vass, S; Chow, Jong; Veitch, Peter John; Vinet, J-Y; Vorvick, C; Waldman, Sam J; Wallace, L; Weinstein, A; Whitcomb, Stanley Ernest; Willems, P; Williams, Roy; Zhang, L; Chua, Sheon; Inta, Ra; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; Miller, John; Mow-Lowry, C; Mullavey, Adam; Nguyen, Thanh; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Stefszky, Michael; Wade, Andrew; Aasi, J; Abadie, J; Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Acernese, F; Adams, C; Adhikari, Rana; Allen, B; Anderson, S B; Anderson, WG; Barone, F; Barsotti, L; Bartos, I; Basti, A; Beker, M G; Beyersdorf, P T; Billingsley, G; Black, E; Blackburn, James Kent; Blair, David Gerald; Blom, M; Bork, R; Bose, S; Brau, J E; Bulten, H.J.; Byer, Robert L; Christensen, N; Conte, R.; Coward, D; Coyne, D; Dumas, J-C; Dwyer, Sheila; Ehrens, P; Etzel, T; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Finn, Lee; Frolov, V; Genin, E; Giaime, J; Greenhalgh, R. J. S.; Gustafson, R; Hammer, D; Heefner, J; Heptonstall, A; Ivanov, A; Jones, D I; Kawabe, Keita; Kells, W; Khazanov, E; King, P; Kissel, Jeffrey S; Kozak, D; Landry, M; Lazzarini, A; Lindquist, P; Lockerbie, N.A.; Mageswaran, M; Mailand, K; Mandic, V.; Maros, E; Marx, Jay; Mavalvala, Nergis; Meadors, G.D.; Melissinos, A; Mendell, G; Meshkov, S; Mitrofanov, V P; Mittleman, R; Mueller, Guido; Munch, Jesper; Owen, Benjamin; Pedraza, M; Penn, S


We present the first multi-wavelength follow-up observations of two candidate gravitational-wave (GW) transient events recorded by LIGO and Virgo in their 2009-2010 science run. The events were selected with low latency by the network of GW detectors (within less than 10 minutes) and their candidate sky locations were observed by the Swift observatory (within 12 hr). Image transient detection was used to analyze the collected electromagnetic data, which were found to be consistent with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/203/2/28


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