LIGO Document T1300920-v1

3D Localization of Gravitational Wave Event Candidates

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Advanced LIGO and Virgo sensitivities to gravitational waves enable the prospect of making joint electromagnetic observations of the mergers between binary systems containing two neutron stars or a neutron star and a black hole. Gravitational wave signals can be used to localize their source’s sky position, enabling telescopes to detect the corresponding electromagnetic counterpart. In this project, we assess the accuracy of our information from gravitational-wave triggers about the distance to the source and look at ways of combining this information with the source’s probable sky location for more effective electromagnetic follow-up campaigns.
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