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Paper: Searching for Optical Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Events with the Catalina Sky Survey
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 511
Authors: Lundquist, M. J.; Sand, D.; Christensen, E.; Fong, W.; Paterson, K.
Abstract: The recent detection of the optical counterpart to the gravitational wave event GW170817 has ushered in the new era of multi-messenger, gravitational wave astronomy. On 17 August 2017, the gravitational wave resulting from a binary neutron star merger was detected by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (Abbott et al. 2009, LIGO) and Advanced Virgo Observatory (Acernese et al. 2015, Virgo). Shortly after the gravitational wave was detected, telescopes from around the world searched for and then studied the kilonova associated with the merger. Here, we outline our software and strategy for discovering optical counterparts to future gravitational wave events using data from the Catalina Sky Survey.
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