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GCN Circular 27197

Subject
LIGO/Virgo S200225q: Coverage and upper limits from MAXI/GSC observations
Date
2020-02-25T08:46:12Z (4 years ago)
From
Satoshi Sugita at Aoyama Gakuin U. <sugita@phys.aoyama.ac.jp>
H. Negoro (Nihon U.), N. Kawai (Tokyo Tech),
S. Sugita, M. Serino (AGU),
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 S200225q at 2020-02-25 06:04:21.397 UTC (GCN 27193).

At the trigger time of S200225q, the high-voltage of MAXI/GSC was on.
The instantaneous field of view of GSC at the GW trigger time covered
1% 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 27%
of the 90% credible region of the bayestar skymap from 06:04:21 to
07:36:17 UTC (T0+0 to T0+5516 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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