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GCN Circular 24457

LIGO-Virgo S190510g: AGILE GRID observations
2019-05-10T16:27:22Z (5 years ago)
Francesco Verrecchia at ASDC <>
F. Verrecchia (SSDC, and INAF-OAR), A. Ursi (INAF/IAPS),  M. Tavani
and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), F. Lucarelli, C. Pittori (SSDC, and INAF-OAR),
M. Cardillo, C. Casentini, G. Piano (INAF/IAPS),  A. Bulgarelli, V.
N. Parmiggiani (INAF/OAS-Bologna), M. Pilia (INAF/OA-Cagliari), F. Longo
(Univ. Trieste, and INFN Trieste), report on behalf of the AGILE Team:

In response to the LIGO-Virgo GW event S190510g at T0 = 2019-05-10
02:59:39.292 UTC (GCN #24442 including an updated localization) a
analysis of the AGILE exposure at T0 showed that about 60% of the S190510g
90% c.l. localization region (LR) was exposed at off-axis angles between 25
and 75 deg by the Gamma-Ray Imaging Detector (GRID).

We performed an analysis of the GRID data in the energy range 50 MeV -
10 GeV
over three time intervals before and after T0, where good exposure of the
S190510g 90% c.l. LR was available. No candidate gamma-ray transient was

The following preliminary GRID 3-sigma upper limit (UL) values are obtained:

(T0 - 2s; T0 + 2s): from 7.4e-07 to 1.7e-06 erg cm^-2 s^-1
(T0 - 10s; T0 + 10s): from 1.5e-07 to 3.5e-07 erg cm^-2 s^-1
(T0; T0 + 100s): from 4.2e-08 to 1.8e-07 erg cm^-2 s^-1

An image of the AGILE-GRID exposure near T0 is available at the site

These measurements were obtained with AGILE observing a large portion of
the sky in spinning mode. Additional analysis of AGILE data is in progress.
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