AGILE OBSERVATIONS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENT GW150914

@article{Tavani2016AGILEOO,
  title={AGILE OBSERVATIONS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENT GW150914},
  author={Marco Tavani and Carlotta Pittori and Francesco Verrecchia and Andrea Bulgarelli and Alessandro Giuliani and Immacolata Donnarumma and Andrea Argan and Alessio Trois and Fabrizio Lucarelli and Martino Marisaldi and Ettore Del Monte and Yuri Evangelista and Valentina Fioretti and Andrea Zoli and Giovanni Piano and Pere Munar-Adrover and Lucio Angelo Antonelli and Guido Barbiellini and Patrizia A. Caraveo and Paolo Walter Cattaneo and E. Costa and Marco Feroci and Attilio Ferrari and Francesco Longo and Sandro Mereghetti and Gabriele Minervini and A. Morselli and Luigi Pacciani and Alberto Pellizzoni and Piergiorgio Picozza and Maura Pilia and Andrea Rappoldi and Silvio P. Sabatini and Stefano Vercellone and Valeria Vittorini and Paolo Giommi and Sergio Colafrancesco and Martina Cardillo},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={825}
}
We report the results of an extensive search in the AGILE data for a gamma-ray counterpart of the LIGO gravitational wave event GW150914. Currently in spinning mode, AGILE has the potential of covering with its gamma-ray instrument 80 % of the sky more than 100 times a day. It turns out that AGILE came within a minute from the event time of observing the accessible GW150914 localization region. Interestingly, the gamma-ray detector exposed about 65 % of this region during the 100 s time… 

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