TITLE: GCN CIRCULAR
NUMBER: 36530
SUBJECT: LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA S240520cv: Updated Sky localization and EM Bright Classification
DATE: 24/05/22 11:35:38 GMT
FROM: Geraint Pratten at University of Birmingham/LIGO
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 S240520cv (GCN Circular 36523). 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/S240520cv
Based on posterior support from parameter estimation [1], under the assumption that the candidate S240520cv is astrophysical in origin, the probability that the lighter compact object is consistent with a neutron star mass (HasNS) is <1%. [2] Using the masses and spins inferred from the signal, the probability of matter outside the final compact object (HasRemnant) is <1%. [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 5%.
For the Bilby.multiorder.fits,0 sky map, the 90% credible region is 89 deg2. Marginalized over the whole sky, the a posteriori luminosity distance estimate is 1136 +/- 235 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