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Chen, T.-W. (2019). The electromagnetic counterpart of the gravitational wave source GW170817. In E. R. Griffin (Ed.), Southern Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy (pp. 56-60). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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 Abstract: On 17th August 2017 a strong source of gravitational waves was detected by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration. The signal lasted for 60 seconds, and the event was followed just 2 seconds later by a short burst of gamma-rays that was detected by Fermi and INTEGRAL. The gravitational-wave and gamma-ray source had consistent sky positions to within about 30 square degrees. Within 10 hours of the gravitational-wave source event, a fast fading optical and nearinfrared counterpart was discovered, which was subsequently followed-up and studied intensively for several weeks and months by numerous facilities. This talk presented the results from our optical and near-infrared imaging and spectroscopic follow-up campaign of this unprecedented discovery, which was the first electromagnetic counterpart of a gravitational-wave source, the first identification of a neutron star–neutron star merger, and the first direct evidence of the source of r-process elements. It focussed on the results of the GROND and ePESSTO teams, showing that this remarkable transient truly opened up the era of multi-messenger astronomy.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2019
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1017/S1743921318002211
Other: LOCALID: Reihe: IAU...339, p.56
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Title: 339nd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union
Place of Event: Cape Town, South Africa
Start-/End Date: 2017-11-13 - 2017-11-17

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Title: Southern Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy
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Griffin, Elizabeth R., Editor
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Publ. Info: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 56 - 60 Identifier: ISBN: 978-1-107-19263-8

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Title: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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Publ. Info: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 14/S339 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1743-9213