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GCN Circular 36240

Subject
LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA S240422ed: Updated Sky localization and EM Bright Classification
Date
2024-04-23T02:59:52Z (3 months ago)
From
Sylvia Biscoveanu at Northwestern CIERA <sylvia.biscoveanu@ligo.org>
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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), LIGO Livingston Observatory (L1), and Virgo Observatory (V1) data around the time of the compact binary merger (CBC) candidate S240422ed (GCN Circular 36236). Parameter estimation has been performed using Bilby [1] and a new sky map, Bilby.offline0.multiorder.fits,0, distributed via GCN Notice, is available for retrieval from the GraceDB event page:

https://gracedb.ligo.org/superevents/S240422ed

Based on posterior support from parameter estimation [1], under the assumption that the candidate S240422ed is astrophysical in origin, the probability that the lighter compact object is consistent with a neutron star mass (HasNS) is >99%. [2] Using the masses and spins inferred from the signal, the probability of matter outside the final compact object (HasRemnant) is >99%. [2] Both HasNS and HasRemnant consider the support of several neutron star equations of state. The probability that either of the binary components lies between 3 and 5 solar masses (HasMassGap) is 34%.

For the Bilby.offline0.multiorder.fits,0 sky map, the 90% credible region is well fit by an ellipse with an area of 272 deg2 described by the following DS9 region (right ascension, declination, semi-major axis, semi-minor axis, position angle of the semi-minor axis):
   icrs; ellipse(08h13m, -26d38m, 14.43d, 6.01d, 100.20d)
Marginalized over the whole sky, the a posteriori luminosity distance estimate is 188 +/- 43 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/.

 [1] Ashton et al. ApJS 241, 27 (2019) doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ab06fc and Morisaki et al. (2023) arXiv:2307.13380
 [2] Chatterjee et al. ApJ 896, 54 (2020) doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab8dbe
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