Feb 14 – 16, 2019
Perugia - Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Optical and NIR observations for gravitational-wave counterpart by J-GEM collaboration

Feb 15, 2019, 4:30 PM
Sala dei Notari (Perugia - Italy)

Sala dei Notari

Perugia - Italy

Corso Vannucci, 19 - Palazzo dei Priori Perugia - Italy
Oral presentation Multi-messenger


Mahito Sasada (Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center)


An aim of J-GEM (Japanese collaboration for Gravitational-wave Electro-Magnetic follow-up) is to identify and follow-up a gravitational-wave (GW) electromagnetic (EM ) counterpart in optical and near-infrared wavelengths. J-GEM is constructed by 12 Japanese optical and/or near-infrared telescopes located on different longitudes. The EM counterpart of GW170817 which is a neutron star-neutron star merger has been observed in optical and near-infrared bands by these telescopes of J-GEM. We can observe an EM counterpart whenever the GW alert happens, because of different longitudes of the telescopes. We will perform survey observations of candidate galaxies located on a probable region of a GW arrival direction to identify the EM counterpart of the GW source. To make the survey effectively, we arrange web systems to share real-time information of candidate galaxies for O3 run. Furthermore, our telescopes having large field of views including Subaru/Hyper Suprime-Cam will also perform a survey of the probable region. I will talk about a strategy for the identification and observation of the EM counterpart of the GW source using our optical and/or near-infrared telescopes.

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