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GCN Circular 26444

Subject
LIGO/Virgo S191215w: Coverage and upper limits from MAXI/GSC observations
Date
2019-12-16T00:24:33Z (4 years ago)
From
Motoko Serino at RIKEN/MAXI <motoko@crab.riken.jp>
M. Serino, S. Sugita (AGU),
N. Kawai (Tokyo Tech), H. Negoro (Nihon U.),
M. Nakajima, W. Maruyama, M. Aoki, K. Kobayashi, R. Takagi (Nihon U.),
T. Mihara, C. Guo, Y. Zhou, T. Tamagawa, M. Matsuoka (RIKEN),
T. Sakamoto, H. Nishida, A. Yoshida (AGU),
Y. Tsuboi, W. Iwakiri, R. Sasaki, H. Kawai, T. Sato (Chuo U.),
M. Shidatsu (Ehime U.), M. Oeda, K. Shiraishi (Tokyo Tech),
S. Nakahira, Y. Sugawara, S. Ueno, H. Tomida, M. Ishikawa, R. Shimomukai, M. Tominaga (JAXA),
Y. Ueda, A. Tanimoto, S. Yamada, S. Ogawa, K. Setoguchi, T. Yoshitake (Kyoto U.),
H. Tsunemi, T. Yoneyama, K. Asakura, S. Ide (Osaka U.),
M. Yamauchi, S. Iwahori, Y. Kurihara, K. Kurogi, K. Miike (Miyazaki U.),
T. Kawamuro (NAOJ), K. Yamaoka (Nagoya U.), Y. Kawakubo (LSU), M. Sugizaki (NAOC)
report on behalf of the MAXI team:

We examined MAXI/GSC all-sky X-ray images (2-20 keV)
after the LVC trigger S191215w at 2019-12-15 22:30:52.333 UTC (GCN 26441).

At the trigger time of S191215w, the high-voltage of MAXI/GSC was on.
The instantaneous field of view of GSC at the GW trigger time covered 9% of the 90% credible region
of the bayestar sky map, in which we found no significant new X-ray source.
The first one-orbit (92 min) scan observation with GSC after the event covered 42%
of the 90% credible region of the bayestar skymap from 22:30:52 to 22:55:17 UTC (T0+0 to T0+1465 sec).

No significant new source was found in the region in the one-orbit scan observation.
A typical 1-sigma averaged upper limit obtained in one scan observation
is 20 mCrab at 2-20 keV.

If you require information about X-ray flux by MAXI/GSC at specific coordinates,
please contact the submitter of this circular by email.
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