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GCN Circular 27406

Subject
LIGO/Virgo S200316bj: no counterpart candidate in SVOM/GWAC observations
Date
2020-03-18T13:23:05Z (4 years ago)
From
Nicolas Dagoneau at CEA/IRFU/DAp/SVOM <nicolas.dagoneau@cea.fr>
J. Wang (GXU), N. Dagoneau (CEA/AIM), J. Y. Wei (NAOC), S.Schanne(CEA/AIM),
X. H. Han (NAOC)

report on behalf of the SVOM Multi Messenger Astronomy and GWAC teams
(http://www.svom.fr/en/svom-mma-and-gwac-team):

We observed 10 (~1500 square deg) sky regions to cover the skymap of the
advanced LIGO/Virgo trigger S200316bj (GCN # 27388), with SVOM/GWAC, at
Xinglong Observatory. SVOM/GWAC is equipped with two sets of wide angle
cameras:
- FFOV cameras (FOV~900 square degrees/camera, aperture = 3.5 cm),
- JFOV cameras (FOV~150 square degrees/camera, aperture = 18 cm).

SVOM/GWAC currently comprises 4 FFOV cameras and 16 JFOV cameras, working
in the unfiltered band. The observations are operated in time-series mode,
taking one exposure every 25 seconds (20s exposure + 5s readout). The
observed and processed regions enclosed an estimated 63% of the probability
of the advanced LIGO/Virgo skymap.

Images were taken between ~13.5 hours and ~17.5 hours after the GW trigger
time. The coordinates of the 10 sky regions observed and their observation
times and covered probability are listed below:

Id    Ra      Dec    start (UTC)      end (UTC)    Proba.  Cam.
1  02:34:09.77 30:19:13.80  2020-03-17 11:39:57 2020-03-17 11:54:32 0.015 JFOV 
2  03:31:10.58 30:35:14.64  2020-03-17 11:26:26 2020-03-17 11:54:32 0.108 JFOV 
3  03:29:18.05 18:22:54.48  2020-03-17 11:26:26 2020-03-17 11:54:32 0.008 JFOV 
4  02:36:20.71 18:10:29.28  2020-03-17 11:47:14 2020-03-17 11:53:43 0.032 JFOV 
5  04:06:14.40 47:32:12.84  2020-03-17 12:14:47 2020-03-17 12:20:51 0.055 JFOV 
6  04:01:13.15 35:21:24.84  2020-03-17 11:57:21 2020-03-17 12:24:30 0.075 JFOV 
7  04:37:03.24 48:22:58.44  2020-03-17 11:50:53 2020-03-17 11:53:43 0.077 JFOV 
8  05:47:55.37 47:51:16.92  2020-03-17 11:46:51 2020-03-17 11:50:53 0.353 JFOV 
9  05:38:05.45 36:07:21.72  2020-03-17 11:50:30 2020-03-17 11:53:44 0.005 JFOV 
10 06:03:29.86 48:27:41.40  2020-03-17 11:56:37 2020-03-17 11:57:01 0.342 JFOV 

The sky coverage map is available at:
http://cmm.svom.cn/gwpub/O3/S200316bj/S200316bj.png
(user:svomo3 pwd:gwo3).

Weather conditions were clear during the observations. An average 3-sigma
limiting magnitude of 16 mag in the R band was obtained in the single
frames. No credible new source was detected by our online pipeline during
follow-up observations. A more detailed image analysis including
co-addition is ongoing with our offline pipeline to search for transient.
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