School of Astroparticle Physics
27th - June 1st, 2013
OHP, Saint Michel l'Observatoire
The search of the optical conterparts of gravitational wave triggers will allow to characterize the emiting source
Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP)
talk deals with the detection of the optical counterparts of the
gravitational wave triggers delivered by LIGO and VIRGO experiments. We
start to review the source models in order to estimate the optical
fluxes and their temporal variations for each source type. We discuss
about the location of the source on the sky describing the error box
shapes where to search the optical counterparts. Then we explain what
are the parameters to identify the counterpart without ambiguity. After
the identification, the optical follow-up must be organized. The second
part of the talk exposes the telescope parameters that are important to
consider to the success of the search and follow-up of the sources.
Finally we show a list of existing and potential telescopes that are
able to participate to the search of the optical counterparts of the
gravitational wave triggers.
- What can be detected in optical wavelengths for GW sources ?
- The problem of the identification and the location
- Follow-up of the optical sources
- Telescope parameters of the importance
- List of useful potential or real instruments
The search of the optical conterparts of gravitational wave triggers will allow to characterize the emiting source.
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