LIGO Document G1500527-v1

Parameter estimation with Advanced LIGO

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Advanced LIGO will begin operation later in 2015. Binary neutron stars are the most likely source of a gravitational-wave signal. I discuss what we could learn following detection of such a signal, and in particular how well we could locate the source on the sky to allow for follow up by electromagnetic observatories. The best measured parameter will be the chirp mass, even if some error is introduced by neglecting the neutron stars' spins. Sky localisation is less precise, requiring hundreds of square degrees to be covered.
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