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GCN Circular 27185

Subject
LIGO/Virgo S200224ca: Upper limits from IceCube neutrino searches
Date
2020-02-24T22:53:09Z (4 years ago)
From
Raamis Hussain at IceCube <raamis.hussain@icecube.wisc.edu>
IceCube Collaboration (http://icecube.wisc.edu/) reports:

Searches [1,2] for track-like muon neutrino events detected by IceCube
consistent with the sky localization of gravitational-wave candidate
S200224ca
 in a time range of 1000 seconds [3] centered on the alert event time
(2020-02-24 22:14:14.406 UTC to 2020-02-24 22:30:54.406 UTC) have been
performed.

During this time period IceCube was collecting good quality data.
No significant track-like events are found in spatial coincidence of
S200224ca calculated from the map circulated in the 2-Preliminary notice.
IceCube's sensitivity assuming an E^-2 spectrum (E^2 dN/dE) to neutrino
point sources within the locations spanned by the 90% spatial containment
of S200224ca ranges from 0.029 to 0.206 GeV cm^-2 in a 1000 second
time window.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic-kilometer neutrino detector
operating at the geographic South Pole, Antarctica. The IceCube realtime
alert point of contact can be reached at roc@icecube.wisc.edu

[1] Bartos et al. arXiv:1810.11467 (2018) and Countryman et
al.arXiv:1901.05486 (2019)
[2] PoS(ICRC2019)918 and Braun et al., Astroparticle Physics 29, 299 (2008)
[3] Baret et al., Astroparticle Physics 35, 1 (2011)
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