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GCN Circular 21479

Subject
LIGO/Virgo G297595 ANTARES search
Date
2017-08-14T17:31:30Z (7 years ago)
From
Damien Dornic at CPPM/CNRS <dornic@cppm.in2p3.fr>
M. Ageron (CPPM/CNRS), B. Baret (APC/CNRS), A. Coleiro (IFIC & APC), D.
  Dornic (CPPM/CNRS), A. Kouchner (APC/Universite Paris Diderot), T.
  Pradier (IPHC/Universite de Strasbourg) report on behalf of the ANTARES
  Collaboration:

  Using on-line data from the ANTARES detector, we have performed a
  follow-up analysis of the recently reported LIGO/Virgo G297595 event
  using the initial LIGO/Virgo Bayestar probability map at event time.
  The ANTARES visibility at the time of the alert
  together with the 90% contour of the probability map are shown
  in: https://www.cppm.in2p3.fr/~dornic/events/G297595/skymap_140817.png <https://www.cppm.in2p3.fr/~dornic/events/G297595/skymap_140817.png>
 (gwantares/GW@ANT30). Considering the location probability provided by the LIGO
  collaboration, there is a 98% chance that the GW emitter was in the
  ANTARES field of view.

  No up-going muon neutrino candidate events were recorded within the 90%
  contour during a +/- 500s time-window centered on the G297595 event
  time. The expected number of atmospheric background events in the
  region visible by ANTARES is ~1.2e-2 in the +/- 500s time window. An
  extended search during +/- 1 hour gives no up-going neutrino
  coincidence.

  An estimate of the upper limit on the associated neutrino fluence will
  be sent in a subsequent circular.

  ANTARES, being installed in the Mediterranean Deep Sea, is the largest
  neutrino detector in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is primarily
  sensitive to astrophysical neutrinos in the TeV-PeV energy range.  At
  10 TeV, the median angular resolution for muon neutrinos is below 0.5
  degrees.  In the range 1-100 TeV, ANTARES has the best sensitivity to a
  large fraction of the Southern sky.
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