{
"subject": "LIGO/Virgo S200219ac: upper limits from AGILE/MCAL observations",
"bibcode": "2020GCN.27136....1U",
"createdOn": 1582129633000,
"circularId": 27136,
"submitter": "Alessandro Ursi at INAF/IAPS ",
"email": "alessandro.ursi@gmail.com",
"body": "A. Ursi (INAF/IAPS), F. Verrecchia (SSDC, and INAF/OAR), M. Tavani\n(INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), M. Cardillo, C. Casentini, G.\nPiano (INAF/IAPS), F. Lucarelli, C. Pittori (SSDC, and INAF/OAR), A.\nBulgarelli, V. Fioretti, N. Parmiggiani (INAF/OAS-Bologna), M. Pilia\n(INAF/OA-Cagliari), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste, and INFN Trieste), report on\nbehalf of the AGILE Team:\n\nIn response to the LIGO/Virgo GW event S200219ac at T0 = 2020-02-19\n09:44:15.195 (UT), a preliminary analysis of the AGILE minicalorimeter\n(MCAL) triggered data found no significant event candidates within a time\ninterval covering -/+ 15 sec from the LIGO/Virgo T0.\n\nAt the T0, about 60% of the S200219ac 90% c.l. localization region was\naccessible to the AGILE MCAL.\n\nThree-sigma upper limits (ULs) are obtained for a 1 s integration time at\ndifferent celestial positions within the accessible S200219ac localization\nregion, from a minimum of 1.6E-06 erg cm^-2 to a maximum of 7.2E-06 erg\ncm^-2 (assuming as spectral model a single power law with photon index 1.5).\n\nAn independent procedure based on photon counting statistics provides UL\nfluences in the range 0.4-1 MeV, for a 300 ��s integration time, from a\nminimum of 1.4E-8 erg cm^-2 to a maximum of 4.4E-8 erg cm^-2.\n\nThe AGILE-MCAL detector is a CsI detector with a 4 pi FoV, sensitive in the\nenergy range 0.4-100 MeV. Additional analysis of AGILE data is in progress."
}