Skip to main content
Testing. You are viewing the public testing version of GCN. For the production version, go to
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 21663

LIGO/VIRGO G298936: Fermi GBM Observations
2017-08-23T18:20:31Z (7 years ago)
Rachel Hamburg at UAH <>
LIGO/VIRGO G298936: Fermi GBM Observations

R. Hamburg (UAH) reports on behalf of the GBM-LIGO Group:
L. Blackburn (CfA), M. S. Briggs (UAH), J. Broida (Carleton College),
E. Burns (NASA/GSFC), J. Camp (NASA/GSFC), T. Dal Canton (NASA/GSFC),
N. Christensen (Carleton College), V. Connaughton (USRA),
A. Goldstein (USRA), C. M. Hui (NASA/MSFC), P. Jenke (UAH),
D. Kocevski (NASA/MSFC), N. Leroy (LAL), T. Littenberg (NASA/MSFC),
J. McEnery (NASA/GSFC), R. Preece (UAH), J. Racusin (NASA/GSFC),
P. Shawhan (UMD), K. Siellez (GATech), L. Singer (NASA/GSFC),
J. Veitch (Birmingham), P. Veres (UAH), and C. Wilson-Hodge (NASA/MSFC)

At the time of the LIGO/Virgo candidate G298936, Fermi was passing
through the South Atlantic Anomaly; therefore the GBM detectors were

Upper limits on persistent emission over 48-hour period centered on
the LIGO/VIRGO trigger time using the Earth Occultation technique
(Wilson-Hodge et al. 2012, ApJS, 201, 33) will be forthcoming.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit