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GCN Circular 25379

LIGO/Virgo S190814bv: SOAR spectroscopy of 2 DESGW candidates
2019-08-17T07:38:57Z (5 years ago)
Douglas Tucker at Fermilab <>
LIGO/Virgo S190814bv: SOAR spectroscopy of 2 DESGW candidates

Douglas Tucker, Sahar Allam, Matthew Wiesner, Regis Cartier, Alyssa Garcia, Antonella Palmese, Alfredo Zenteno, Ken Herner, Marcelle Soares-Santos, James Annis, Tristan Bachman, Martin Makler, Nora Sherman, Luidhy Santana, Charlie Kilpatrick, Andre Luiz Fiigueiredo, Jhon Joel Yana Galar, Juan Espinoza
On behalf of the DESGW team*:

We report SOAR Goodman spectroscopy of AT2019nqq and AT2019nqr, two candidate counterparts to the black hole-neutron star merger S190814bv (LVC, GCN Circulars No. 25324 and 25333). These candidates were found by the DESGW teams on CTIO Blanco DECam data (GCN Circular No. 25373). Our initial analysis results include:

AT2019nqq (desgw-190814c): broad emission line at 7000 angstroms, inconclusive whether continuum is consistent with black-body like spectrum (further analysis is ongoing).

AT2019nqr (desgw-190814d): consistent with a Type IIb SN on a Seyfert Type 2 host galaxy.

The SOAR followup program is a partnership between the US (PIs: Tucker & Kilpatrick), Chilean (PI: Olivares), and Brazilian (PI: Makler) community. The optical counterpart was identified by the DECam Search & Discovery Program for Optical Signatures of Gravitational Wave Events (DESGW, PI: Soares-Santos), which is carried out by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration in partnership with wide ranging groups in the community. DESGW uses data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the DES collaboration with support from the Department of Energy and member institutions, and utilizes data as distributed by the Science Data Archive at NOAO. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is a joint project of the Minist��rio da Ci��ncia, Tecnologia, Inova����es e Comunica����es do Brasil (MCTIC/LNA), the U.S. National Science Foundation's National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU).

*The DESGW Collaboration:

Sahar Allam (Fermilab), James Annis (Fermilab), Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv U), Tristan Bachmann (U Chicago), Paulo Barchi (INPE & Brandeis U), Thomas Beatty (U of Arizona) Keith Bechtol (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Federico Berlfein (Brandeis U), Antonio Bernardo (U of Sao Paulo), Dillon Brout (U Penn), Robert Butler (Indiana U), Melissa Butner, (Fermilab), Annalisa Calamida (STScI), Hsin-Yu Chen (Harvard U), Chris Conselice (U of Nottingham), Carlos Contreras (STScI), Jeff Cooke (Swinburne U), Chris D���Andrea (U Penn), Tamara Davis (U Queensland), Reinaldo de Carvalho (UNICSUL), H. Thomas Diehl (Fermilab), Zoheyr Doctor (U Chicago), Alex Drlica-Wagner (Fermilab), Maria Drout (U Toronto), Maya Fishbach (U Chicago), Francisco Forster (U de Chile), Ryan Foley (UCSC), Joshua Frieman (Fermilab & U Chicago), Chris Frohmaier (U of Portsmouth), Ori Fox (STScI), Alyssa Garcia (Brandeis U), Juan Garcia-Bellido (U Autonoma de Madrid), Mandeep Gill (SLAC & Stanford U), Robert Gruendl (NCSA), Will Hartley (U College London), Kenneth Herner (Fermilab), Daniel Holz (U Chicago), Jorge Horvath (U of Sao Paulo), D. Andrew Howell (Las Cumbres Observatory), Richard Kessler (U Chicago), Charles Kilpatrick (UCSC), Nikolay Kuropatkin (Fermilab), Ofer Lahav (U College London), Huan Lin (Fermilab), Andrew Lundgren (U of Portsmouth), Martin Makler (CBPF), Clara Martinez-Vazquez (CTIO/NOAO), Curtis McCully (Las Cumbres Observatory), Mitch McNanna (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Robert Morgan (U of Wisconsin-Madison), Gautham Narayan (STScI), Eric Neilsen (Fermilab), Robert Nichol (U of Portsmouth), Antonella Palmese (Fermilab), Francisco Paz-Chinchon (NCSA & UIUC), Matthew Penny (OSU), Maria Pereira (Brandeis U), Sandro Rembold (UFSM), Armin Rest (STScI & JHU), Livia Rocha (U Sao Paulo), Russell Ryan (STScI), Masao Sako (U Penn), Samir Salim (Indiana U), David Sand (U of Arizona), Luidhy Santana-Silva (Valongo Observatory), Daniel Scolnic (Duke U), Nora Sherman (Fermilab), J. Allyn Smith (Austin Peay State U), Mathew Smith (U of Southampton), Marcelle
 Soares-Santos (Brandeis U), Lou Strolger (STScI), Riccardo Sturani (UFRN), Mark Sullivan (U of Southampton), Masaomi Tanaka (NAOJ), Nozomu Tominaga (Konan U), Douglas Tucker (Fermilab), Yousuke Utsumi (Stanford U), Stefano Valenti (UC Davis), Kathy Vivas (NOAO/CTIO), Alistair Walker (NOAO/CTIO), Sara Webb (Swinburne U), Matt Wiesner (Benedictine U), Brian Yanny (Fermilab), Michitoshi Yoshida (NAOJ), Alfredo Zenteno (NOAO/CTIO)
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