Fermi-LAT Observations of LIGO/Virgo Event GW170817

Ajello M, Allafort A, Axelsson M, Baldini L, Barbiellini G, Baring MG, Bastieri D, Bellazzini R, Berenji B, Bissaldi E, Blandford RD, Bloom ED, Bonino R, Bottacini E, Brandt TJ, Bregeon J, Bruel P, Buehler R, Burnett TH, Buson S, Cameron RA, Caputo R, Caraveo PA, Casandjian JM, Cavazzuti E, Chekhtman A, Cheung CC, Chiang J, Chiaro G, Ciprini S, Cohen-Tanugi J, Cominsky LR, Costantin D, Cuoco A, Cutini S, D'Ammando F, De Palma F, Di Lalla N, Di Mauro M, Di Venere L, Dubois R, Dumora D, Favuzzi C, Ferrara EC, Franckowiak A, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gasparrini D, Giglietto N, Gill R, Giordano F, Giroletti M, Glanzman T, Granot J, Green D, Grenier IA, Grondin MH, Guillemot L, Guiriec S, Harding AK, Hays E, Horan D, Imazato F, Johannesson G, Kamae T, Kensei S, Kocevski D, Kuss M, La Mura G, Larsson S, Latronico L, Li J, Longo F, Loparco F, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Magill JD, Maldera S, Manfreda A, Mazziotta MN, Michelson PF, Mizuno T, Moiseev AA, Monzani ME, Moretti E, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Negro M, Nuss E, Ojha R, Omodei N, Orlando E, Ormes JF, Palatiello M, Paliya VS, Paneque D, Persic M, Pesce-Rollins M, Petrosian V, Piron F, Porter TA, Principe G, Racusin JL, Raino S, Rando R, Razzano M, Razzaque S, Reimer A, Reimer O, Ritz S, Rochester LS, Ryde F, Parkinson PMS, Sgro C, Siskind EJ, Spada F, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Suson DJ, Tajima H, Takahashi M, Tak D, Thayer JG, Thayer JB, Torres DF, Torresi E, Tosti G, Troja E, Valverde J, Venters TM, Vianello G, Wood K, Yang C, Zaharijas G (2018)


Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2018

Journal

Publisher: IOP PUBLISHING LTD

Book Volume: 861

Article Number: ARTN 88

Journal Issue: 2

DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aac515

Abstract

We present the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) observations of the binary neutron star merger event GW170817 and the associated short gamma-ray burst (SGRB) GRB 170817A detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor. The LAT was entering the South Atlantic Anomaly at the time of the LIGO/Virgo trigger (t(GW)) and therefore cannot place constraints on the existence of high-energy (E > 100 MeV) emission associated with the moment of binary coalescence. We focus instead on constraining high-energy emission on longer timescales. No candidate electromagnetic counterpart was detected by the LAT on timescales of minutes, hours, or days after the LIGO/Virgo detection. The resulting flux upper bound (at 95% C. L.) from the LAT is 4.5. x. 10(-10) erg cm(-2) s(-1) in the 0.1-1 GeV range covering a period from tGW. +. 1153 s to t(GW). +. 2027 s. At the distance of GRB 170817A, this flux upper bound corresponds to a luminosity upper bound of 9.7. x. 10(43) erg s(-1), which is five orders of magnitude less luminous than the only other LAT SGRB with known redshift, GRB 090510. We also discuss the prospects for LAT detection of electromagnetic counterparts to future gravitational-wave events from Advanced LIGO/Virgo in the context of GW170817/GRB 170817A.

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AlbaNova University Centre / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan AlbaNova Universitetscentrum SE Sweden (SE) Stanford University US United States (USA) (US) Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY DE Germany (DE) University of Washington US United States (USA) (US) University of Bari Aldo Moro / Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro IT Italy (IT) Université Bordeaux 1, Sciences et Technologies FR France (FR) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) US United States (USA) (US) National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) IT Italy (IT) University of Johannesburg ZA South Africa (ZA) U.S. Naval Research Laboratory US United States (USA) (US) Hiroshima University / 広島大学 JP Japan (JP) Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (IN2P3) FR France (FR) University of California Santa Cruz US United States (USA) (US) Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut, MPP) / Max Planck Institute for Physics DE Germany (DE) Italian Space Agency / Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) IT Italy (IT) NYCB Real-Time Computing, Inc. US United States (USA) (US) National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF) IT Italy (IT) University of Montpellier / Université Montpellier FR France (FR) University of Padua / Universita degli Studi di Padova IT Italy (IT) University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) US United States (USA) (US) University of Pisa / Università di Pisa (UniPi) IT Italy (IT) Purdue University Northwest / Purdue University Calumet US United States (USA) (US) Clemson University US United States (USA) (US) University of Tokyo JP Japan (JP) Rice University US United States (USA) (US) Open University of Israel / האוניברסיטה הפתוחה IL Israel (IL) Sonoma State University US United States (USA) (US) Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) ES Spain (ES) University of Iceland (UI) / Háskóli Íslands IS Iceland (IS) University of Maryland US United States (USA) (US) University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot FR France (FR) University of Orléans / Université d'Orléans FR France (FR)

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APA:

Ajello, M., Allafort, A., Axelsson, M., Baldini, L., Barbiellini, G., Baring, M.G.,... Zaharijas, G. (2018). Fermi-LAT Observations of LIGO/Virgo Event GW170817. Astrophysical Journal, 861(2). https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aac515

MLA:

Ajello, Marco, et al. "Fermi-LAT Observations of LIGO/Virgo Event GW170817." Astrophysical Journal 861.2 (2018).

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