LIGO Document G1200926-v4
- Advanced LIGO and Virgo should secure the first direct detections of gravitational waves. Compact binary mergers, promising gravitational-wave sources and possible progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts, are predicted to have rapidly fading optical counterparts. Optical follow-ups will demand timely and accurate parameter estimation. In the last LIGO—Virgo science run, a triangulation code produced sky maps for pointing telescopes. The improved Bayesian sky map algorithm described here will complement the exhaustive but higher latency Markov-chain Monte Carlo parameter estimation.
- Updated plots, removed section on Barankin bound, changed focus for AAS meeting
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