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GCN Circular 35446

Subject
LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA S231231ag: Updated Sky localization and Source Classification
Date
2023-12-31T22:52:04Z (6 months ago)
From
Aaron Zimmerman at U. of Texas at Austin <aaron.zimmerman@utexas.edu>
Via
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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, and the KAGRA Collaboration report:

We have conducted further analysis of the LIGO Hanford Observatory (H1) data around the time of the compact binary merger (CBC) candidate S231231ag (GCN Circular 35445). Parameter estimation has been performed using Bilby [1] and a new sky map, Bilby.multiorder.fits,0, distributed via GCN Notice, is available for retrieval from the GraceDB event page:

https://gracedb.ligo.org/superevents/S231231ag

After parameter estimation by RapidPE-RIFT [2], the updated classification of the GW signal, in order of descending probability, is BBH (>99%), Terrestrial (<1%), NSBH (<1%), or BNS (<1%).

For the Bilby.multiorder.fits,0 sky map, the 90% credible region is 27061 deg2. Marginalized over the whole sky, the a posteriori luminosity distance estimate is 1066 +/- 339 Mpc (a posteriori mean +/- standard deviation).

For further information about analysis methodology and the contents of this alert, refer to the LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA Public Alerts User Guide https://emfollow.docs.ligo.org/userguide/.

 [1] Ashton et al. ApJS 241, 27 (2019) and Morisaki et al. arXiv:2307.13380 (2023)
 [2] Rose et al. arXiv:2201.05263 (2022) and Pankow et al. PRD 92, 023002 (2015)

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