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 24325

LIGO/Virgo S190425z: No i-band detection of the Swift/UVOT transient in SkyMapper observations
2019-04-28T07:54:48Z (5 years ago)
Seo-Won Chang at SkyMapper <>
Seo-Won Chang (ANU/OzGrav), Christian Wolf (ANU/OzGrav), Christopher A. Onken (ANU), Lance Luvaul (ANU), Susan Scott (ANU/OzGrav) report on behalf of the SkyMapper Transient survey collaboration:

We checked the SkyMapper observations at the location of the Swift UVOT candidate (Breeveld et al. GCN 24296). These images were taken with the 1.35-m ANU SkyMapper telescope at Siding Spring Observatory about 6 hours after the GW detection in response to LIGO/Virgo GW trigger S190425z (LVC collaboration, GCN 24168).  We do not see any transient down to an i-band (779/140 nm) magnitude of 20 (AB mag) at the two epochs: 2019-04-25 14:17:00 and 2019-04-25 14:25:53 UT. Our magnitude limits were obtained by calibrating with the zero-point from the SkyMapper Data Release 2 (Onken et al. 2019).
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit