SUPPLEMENT: "Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914" (2016, ApJL, 826, L13)

The Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Collaboration, The BOOTES Collaboration, The Dark Energy Survey and the Dark Energy Camera GW-EM Collaborations, The Fermi GBM Collaboration, The Fermi LAT Collaboration, the GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm (GRAWITA), The INTEGRAL Collaboration, The Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) Collaboration, The InterPlanetary Network, The J-GEM Collaboration, The La Silla – QUEST Survey, The Liverpool Telescope Collaboration, The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) Collaboration, The MASTER Collaboration, The MAXI Collaboration, The Murchison Wide-field Array (MWA) Collaboration, The Pan-STARRS Collaboration, The PESSTO Collaboration, The Pi of the Sky Collaboration, The SkyMapper CollaborationThe Swift Collaboration, The TOROS Collaboration, The VISTA Collaboration, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration

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This Supplement provides supporting material for Abbott et al. (2016a). We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. We compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Number of pages15
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • gravitational waves
  • methods: observational

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