LIGO Document T2100196-v1

Optimal Settings for Fast Low-Latency Skymaps of Neutron Star Binaries

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The detection of gravitational waves is instrumental to our understanding of astrophysical processes and the fate and evolution of the sources of such waves. One source of gravitational waves is compact binary coalescences (CBC's)--binary systems which consist of black holes, neutron stars, or both. Here, we examine neutron star binary systems and their intrinsic and extrinsic parameters and determine how to optimize data intake to improve the localization of such systems. We confirm that longer signal durations maximize relevant information we can extract from the signals but increase typical computing efforts. For analyses where prompt results are essential, such as for multi-messenger followup, we present the ideal conditions for fast and accurate analysis.

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