The purpose of this proposal is to use Chandra Cycle 18 Target-of-Opportunity (TOO) observations to monitor the evolution of the X-ray counterpart to a gravitational wave event detected with Advanced LIGO/VIRGO. Upon successful identification of the counterpart at optical wavelengths through our CTIO/DECam program, we will trigger our Chandra program. Observations are planned to span 14-150 days after the event. A complete picture of the event will require the determination of the redshift and host galaxy properties, requiring ground-based optical imaging and spectroscopy.
|Effective start/end date||8/22/17 → 8/21/19|
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (GO7-18024X//NAS8-03060)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (GO7-18024X//NAS8-03060)
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