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The optical afterglow of the short gamma-ray burst associated with GW170817
The binary neutron star merger GW170817 was the first multi-messenger event observed in both gravitational and electromagnetic waves1,2. The electromagnetic signal began approximately two secondsExpand
Observational constraints on the optical and near-infrared emission from the neutron star-black hole binary merger S190814bv
On 2019 August 14, the LIGO and Virgo interferometers detected a high-significance event labelled S190814bv. Preliminary analysis of the GW data suggests that the event was likely due to the mergerExpand
Electromagnetic counterparts to structured jets from gravitational wave detected mergers
We show the peak magnitude for orphan afterglows from the jets of gravitational wave (GW) detected black-hole/neutron star - neutron star (BH/NS-NS) mergers highly depends on the jet half-openingExpand
The Optical Afterglow of GW170817 at One Year Post-merger
We present observations of the optical afterglow of GRB 170817A, made by the Hubble Space Telescope, between 2018 February and August, up to one year after the neutron star merger GW170817. TheExpand
Investigating the properties of stripped-envelope supernovae, what are the implications for their progenitors?
We present observations and analysis of 18 stripped-envelope supernovae observed during 2013–2018. This sample consists of five H/He-rich SNe, six H-poor/He-rich SNe, three narrow lined SNe Ic, andExpand
The RINGO2 and DIPOL optical polarization catalogue of blazars
We present ∼2000 polarimetric and ∼3000 photometric observations of 15 γ-ray bright blazars over a period of 936 days (2008-10-11 to 2012-10-26) using data from the Tuorla blazar monitoring programExpand
Short GRB 160821B: a reverse shock, a refreshed shock, and a well-sampled kilonova
We report our identification of the optical afterglow and host galaxy of the short-duration gamma-ray burst sGRB 160821Bb. The spectroscopic redshift of the host is $z=0.162$, making it one of theExpand
Liverpool Telescope follow-up of candidate electromagnetic counterparts during the first run of Advanced LIGO
The first direct detection of gravitational waves was made in late 2015 with the Advanced LIGO detectors. By prior arrangement, a worldwide collaboration of electromagnetic follow-up observers wereExpand
The Rate of Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Local Universe
Following the faint gamma-ray burst, GRB 170817A, coincident with a gravitational wave-detected binary neutron star merger at $d\sim40$ Mpc, we consider the constraints on a local population of faintExpand
Short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are believed to be produced by relativistic jets from mergers of neutron-stars (NS) or neutron-stars and black-holes (BH). If the Lorentz-factors Γ of jets fromExpand