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The first six months of the Advanced LIGO’s and Advanced Virgo’s third observing run with GRANDMA

Antier, Sarah and Agayeva, S. and Aivazyan, V. and Alishov, S. and Arbouch, E. and Baransky, A. and Barynova, K. and Bai, J. M. and Basa, S. and Beradze, S. and Bertin, E. and Berthier, J. and Blažek, M. and Boër, M. and Burkhonov, O. and Burrell, A. and Cailleau, A. and Chabert, B. and Chen, J. C. and Christensen, N. and Coleiro, A. and Cordier, B. and Corre, D. and Coughlin, M. W. and Coward, D. and Crisp, H. and Delattre, C. and Dietrich, T. and Ducoin, J.-G. and Duverne, P.-A. and Marchal-Duval, G. and Gendre, B. and Eymar, L. and Fock-Hang, P. and Han, X. and Hello, P. and Howell, E. J. and Inasaridze, R. and Ismailov, N. and Kann, D. A. and Kapanadze, G. and Klotz, A. and Kochiashvili, N. and Lachaud, C. and Leroy, N. and Le Van Su, A. and Lin, W. L. and Li, W. X. and Lognone, P. and Marron, R. and Mo, J. and Moore, J. and Natsvlishvili, R. and Noysena, K. and Perrigault, S. and Peyrot, A. and Samadov, D. and Sadibekova, T. and Simon, A. and Stachie, C. and Teng, J. P. and Thierry, P. and Thöne, C. C. and Tillayev, Y. and Turpin, D. and de Ugarte Postigo, A. and Vachier, F. and Vardosanidze, M. and Vasylenko, V. and Vidadi, Z. and Wang, X. F. and Wang, C. J. and Wei, J. and Yan, S. Y. and Zhang, J. C. and Zhang, J. J. and Zhang, X. H. (2020) The first six months of the Advanced LIGO’s and Advanced Virgo’s third observing run with GRANDMA. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492 (3). pp. 3904-3927. ISSN 0035-8711.

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We present the Global Rapid Advanced Network Devoted to the Multi-messenger Addicts (GRANDMA). The network consists of 21 telescopes with both photometric and spectroscopic facilities. They are connected together thanks to a dedicated infrastructure. The network aims at coordinating the observations of large sky position estimates of transient events to enhance their follow-up and reduce the delay between the initial detection and optical confirmation. The GRANDMA programme mainly focuses on follow-up of gravitational-wave alerts to find and characterize the electromagnetic counterpart during the third observational campaign of the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors. But it allows for follow-up of any transient alerts involving neutrinos or gamma-ray bursts, even those with poor spatial localization. We present the different facilities, tools, and methods we developed for this network and show its efficiency using observations of LIGO/Virgo S190425z, a binary neutron star merger candidate. We furthermore report on all GRANDMA follow-up observations performed during the first six months of the LIGO–Virgo observational campaign, and we derive constraints on the kilonova properties assuming that the events’ locations were imaged by our telescopes.

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Antier, Sarah0000-0002-7686-3334
Boër, M.0000-0001-9157-4349
Coughlin, M. W.0000-0002-8262-2924
Gendre, B.0000-0002-9077-2025
Howell, E. J.0000-0001-7891-2817
Turpin, D.0000-0003-1835-1522
Additional Information:© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model ( Received: 10 July 2019; Revision received: 28 October 2019; Accepted: 31 October 2019; Published: 11 November 2019. Parts of this research were conducted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), through project number CE170100004. EJH acknowledges support from a Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (DE170100891). AdUP and CCT acknowledge support from Ramón y Cajal fellowships RyC-2012-09975 and RyC-2012-09984 and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through project AYA2017-89384-P. DAK acknowledges support from the Spanish research project AYA2017-89384-P. MB acknowledges funding as ‘personal tecnico de apoyo’ under fellowship number PTA2016-13192-I. MC is supported by the David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. SA is supported by the CNES Postdoctoral Fellowship at Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie. SA, AC, CL, and RM acknowledge the financial support of the UnivEarthS Labex program at Sorbonne Paris Cité (ANR-10-LABX-0023 and ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02). SA and NL acknowledge the financial support of the Programme National Hautes Energies (PNHE). DT acknowledges the financial support of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) PIFI post-doctoral fellowship program (program C). UBAI acknowledges support from the Ministry of Innovative Development through projects FA-Atech-2018-392 and VA-FA-F-2-010. IRiS has been carried out thanks to the support of the OCEVU Labex (ANR-11-LABX-0060) and the A*MIDEX project (ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02) funded by the ‘Investissements d’Avenir’ French government program. IRiS and T120 thank all the Observatoire de Haute-Provence staff for the permanent support. SB, NK, RN, and MV acknowledge the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF grant No 218070). TAROT has been built with the support of the Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers, CNRS, France. TAROT is funded by the CNES and thanks the help of the technical staff of the Observatoire de Haute Provence, OSU-Pytheas.
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Australian Research CouncilCE170100004
Australian Research CouncilDE170100891
Ramón y Cajal ProgrammeRyC-2012-09975
Ramón y Cajal ProgrammeRyC-2012-09984
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO)AYA2017-89384-P
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO)AYA2017-89384-P
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO)PTA2016-13192-I
David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral ScholarshipUNSPECIFIED
Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)UNSPECIFIED
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-10-LABX-0023
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02
Programme National Hautes Energies (PNHE)UNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Innovative DevelopmentFA-Atech-2018-392
Ministry of Innovative DevelopmentVA-FA-F-2-010
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-11-LABX-0060
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation218070
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:gravitational waves, methods: observational, stars: neutron
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Official Citation:S Antier, S Agayeva, V Aivazyan, S Alishov, E Arbouch, A Baransky, K Barynova, J M Bai, S Basa, S Beradze, E Bertin, J Berthier, M Blažek, M Boër, O Burkhonov, A Burrell, A Cailleau, B Chabert, J C Chen, N Christensen, A Coleiro, B Cordier, D Corre, M W Coughlin, D Coward, H Crisp, C Delattre, T Dietrich, J-G Ducoin, P-A Duverne, G Marchal-Duval, B Gendre, L Eymar, P Fock-Hang, X Han, P Hello, E J Howell, R Inasaridze, N Ismailov, D A Kann, G Kapanadze, A Klotz, N Kochiashvili, C Lachaud, N Leroy, A Le Van Su, W L Lin, W X Li, P Lognone, R Marron, J Mo, J Moore, R Natsvlishvili, K Noysena, S Perrigault, A Peyrot, D Samadov, T Sadibekova, A Simon, C Stachie, J P Teng, P Thierry, C C Thöne, Y Tillayev, D Turpin, A de Ugarte Postigo, F Vachier, M Vardosanidze, V Vasylenko, Z Vidadi, X F Wang, C J Wang, J Wei, S Y Yan, J C Zhang, J J Zhang, X H Zhang, The first six months of the Advanced LIGO’s and Advanced Virgo’s third observing run with GRANDMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 492, Issue 3, March 2020, Pages 3904–3927,
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