During the most recent LIGO-GEO-Virgo science run a number of partner telescopes performed follow-up observations of gravitational wave (GW) candidates. One of these collaborators was the ROTSE project. Consisting of four optical telescopes, ROTSE responded to GW triggers and took over 700 follow-up images. Analysis of these images is currently under way using ROTSE's own image processing pipeline. We describe the analysis used to search for transients of astrophysical significance, and steps being taken to automate and optimise the analysis for rapid identification of electromagnetic (EM) counterparts to GW candidates.

The Analysis of ROTSE Images of Potential Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Events

CONTE, ROBERTO;POSTIGLIONE, Fabio;ACERNESE, Fausto;BARONE, Fabrizio;ROMANO, Rocco;
2012

Abstract

During the most recent LIGO-GEO-Virgo science run a number of partner telescopes performed follow-up observations of gravitational wave (GW) candidates. One of these collaborators was the ROTSE project. Consisting of four optical telescopes, ROTSE responded to GW triggers and took over 700 follow-up images. Analysis of these images is currently under way using ROTSE's own image processing pipeline. We describe the analysis used to search for transients of astrophysical significance, and steps being taken to automate and optimise the analysis for rapid identification of electromagnetic (EM) counterparts to GW candidates.
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