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GCN Circular 33823

Subject
LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA S230518h: Coverage and upper limits from MAXI/GSC observations
Date
2023-05-19T09:51:52Z (9 months ago)
From
Motoko Serino at Aoyama Gakuin U. <serino@phys.aoyama.ac.jp>
M. Serino, S. Sugita (AGU),
H. Negoro (Nihon U.),
N. Kawai (RIKEN), 
M. Nakajima, K. Kobayashi, M. Tanaka, Y. Soejima, Y. Kudo (Nihon U.),
T. Mihara, T. Kawamuro, S. Yamada, T. Tamagawa, M. Matsuoka (RIKEN),
T. Sakamoto, H. Hiramatsu, H. Nishikawa, A. Yoshida (AGU),
Y. Tsuboi, S. Urabe, S. Nawa, N. Nemoto (Chuo U.),
M. Shidatsu (Ehime U.),
I. Takahashi, M. Niwano, S. Sato, N. Higuchi, Y. Yatsu (Tokyo Tech),
S. Nakahira, S. Ueno, H. Tomida, M. Ishikawa, S. Ogawa, T. Kurihara (JAXA),
Y. Ueda, K. Setoguchi, T. Yoshitake, Y. Nakatani (Kyoto U.),
M. Yamauchi, Y. Hagiwara, Y. Umeki, Y. Otsuki (Miyazaki U.),
K. Yamaoka (Nagoya U.),
Y. Kawakubo (LSU),
M. Sugizaki (NAOC),
W. Iwakiri (Chiba U.) 
report on behalf of the MAXI team:

We examined MAXI/GSC all-sky X-ray images (2-20 keV)
after the compact binary merger candidate S230518h at 2023-05-18 12:59:08.167 UTC (GCN 33813).

At the trigger time of S230518h, the high-voltage of MAXI/GSC was on,
but the FOV was out of the 90% credible region of the bayestar skymap.
The first one-orbit (92 min) scan observation with GSC after the event covered 70%
of the 90% credible region of the bayestar skymap from 13:24:45 to 14:16:55 UTC (T0+1537 to T0+4667 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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