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GCN Circular 36738

LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA S240622h: Updated Sky localization and Source Classification
2024-06-22T20:13:54Z (a month ago)
Michael J. Williams at University of Portsmouth <>
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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 S240622h (GCN Circular 36730). 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:

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 199 deg2. Marginalized over the whole sky, the a posteriori luminosity distance estimate is 1350 +/- 303 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

 [1] Ashton et al. ApJS 241, 27 (2019) doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ab06fc and Morisaki et al. (2023) arXiv:2307.13380
 [2] Rose et al. (2022) arXiv:2201.05263 and Pankow et al. PRD 92, 023002 (2015) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.023002
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