Systematic errors in low latency gravitational wave parameter estimation impact electromagnetic follow-up observations

@article{Littenberg2016SystematicEI,
  title={Systematic errors in low latency gravitational wave parameter estimation impact electromagnetic follow-up observations},
  author={Tyson B. Littenberg and Benjamin Farr and Scott Coughlin and Vicky Kalogera},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2016}
}
Among the most eagerly anticipated opportunities made possible by Advanced LIGO/Virgo are multimessenger observations of compact mergers. Optical counterparts may be short-lived so rapid characterization of gravitational wave (GW) events is paramount for discovering electromagnetic signatures. One way to meet the demand for rapid GW parameter estimation is to trade off accuracy for speed, using waveform models with simplified treatment of the compact objects' spin. We report on the systematic… 

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