SEARCHING THE GAMMA-RAY SKY FOR COUNTERPARTS TO GRAVITATIONAL WAVE SOURCES: FERMI GAMMA-RAY BURST MONITOR AND LARGE AREA TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF LVT151012 AND GW151226

@article{Racusin2016SEARCHINGTG,
  title={SEARCHING THE GAMMA-RAY SKY FOR COUNTERPARTS TO GRAVITATIONAL WAVE SOURCES: FERMI GAMMA-RAY BURST MONITOR AND LARGE AREA TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF LVT151012 AND GW151226},
  author={Judith L. Racusin and Eric Burns and Adam Goldstein and Valerie Connaughton and Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge and Peter Jenke and Lindy L. Blackburn and M S Briggs and J. E. Broida and Jordan B. Camp and Nelson Christensen and C. M. Hui and Tyson B. Littenberg and Peter Shawhan and Leo P. Singer and John Veitch and P. Narayana Bhat and William H. Cleveland and Gerard Fitzpatrick and Melissa H. Gibby and A. von Kienlin and Sheila McBreen and Bagrat G. Mailyan and Charles A. Meegan and William S. Paciesas and Robert D. Preece and Oliver J. Roberts and Matthew Stanbro and P{\'e}ter Veres and B.-B. Zhang and Markus Ackermann and Andreas Albert and William Atwood and Magnus Axelsson and Luca Baldini and Jean Ballet and Guido Barbiellini and Matthew G. Baring and Denis Bastieri and Ronaldo Bellazzini and Elisabetta Bissaldi and R. D. Blandford and Elliott D. Bloom and Raffaella Bonino and Johan Bregeon and Pascal Bruel and Sara Buson and G. A. Caliandro and R. A. Cameron and Regina Caputo and Micaela Caragiulo and Patrizia A. Caraveo and Elisabetta Cavazzuti and Eric Charles and James Chiang and Stefano Ciprini and Francesco Costanza and Alessandro Cuoco and S. Cutini and Filippo D’Ammando and Francesco de Palma and R. Desiante and S. W. Digel and Niccol{\`o} Di Lalla and M. Di Mauro and L. Di Venere and P. Drell and Cecilia Favuzzi and Elizabeth C. Ferrara and W. B. Focke and Yasushi Fukazawa and Stefan Funk and Piergiorgio Fusco and Fabio Gargano and Dario Gasparrini and Nicola Giglietto and Ramandeep Gill and Marcello Giroletti and Tom Glanzman and Jonathan Granot and D. Green and J. E. Grove and Lucas Guillemot and Sylvain Guiriec and Alice K. Harding and T. Jogler and Guðlaugur J{\'o}hannesson and Tuneyoshi Kamae and Shiki Kensei and Daniel Kocevski and Michael Kuss and Stefan Larsson and Luca Latronico and J. Li and Francesco Longo and Francesco Loparco and Pasquale Lubrano and J. D. Magill and Simone Maldera and Dmitry Malyshev and Julie Mcenery and P. F. Michelson and Tsunefumi Mizuno and A. Morselli and Igor V. Moskalenko and Michela Negro and Eric Nuss and Nicola Omodei and Monica Orienti and E. Orlando and J. F. Ormes and D. Paneque and Jeremy S. Perkins and Melissa Pesce-Rollins and F. Piron and G. Pivato and Troy A. Porter and Giacomo Principe and S. Rain{\'o} and R. Rando and Massimiliano Razzano and Soebur Razzaque and Anita Reimer and O. Reimer and P. M. Saz Parkinson and Jeffrey D. Scargle and Carla M. Sgr{\`o} and D. Simone and Eric J. Siskind and D. A. Smith and Francesca R. Spada and Paolo Spinelli and Daniel J. Suson and Hiroyasu Tajima and Jana Thayer and Diego F. Torres and Eleonora Troja and Yasunobu Uchiyama and Giacomo Vianello and Kent S. Wood and Matthew J.A. Wood},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={835}
}
We present the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) and Large Area Telescope (LAT) observations of the LIGO binary black hole merger event GW151226 and candidate LVT151012. At the time of the LIGO triggers on LVT151012 and GW151226, GBM was observing 68% and 83% of the localization regions, and LAT was observing 47% and 32%, respectively. No candidate electromagnetic counterparts were detected by either the GBM or LAT. We present a detailed analysis of the GBM and LAT data over a range of… 

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