Optical Follow-up of Gravitational-wave Events with Las Cumbres Observatory

  title={Optical Follow-up of Gravitational-wave Events with Las Cumbres Observatory},
  author={I. Arcavi and C. Mccully and G. Hosseinzadeh and D. Howell and S. Vasylyev and D. Poznanski and Michael Zaltzman and D. Maoz and L. Singer and S. Valenti and D. Kasen and J. Barnes and T. Piran and Wen-fai Fong UC Santa Barbara and Las Cumbres Observatory and T. A. University and U. Maryland and Nasa Goddard and Uc Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and U. Berkeley and Columbia and H. University and Northwestern},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • I. Arcavi, C. Mccully, +21 authors Northwestern
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • We present an implementation of the Gehrels et al. (2016) galaxy-targeted strategy for gravitational-wave (GW) follow-up using the Las Cumbres Observatory global network of telescopes. We use the Galaxy List for the Advanced Detector Era (GLADE) galaxy catalog, which we show is complete (with respect to a Schechter function) out to ~300 Mpc for galaxies brighter than the median Schechter function galaxy luminosity. We use a prioritization algorithm to select the galaxies with the highest chance… CONTINUE READING
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