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dc.contributor.authorFrostig, Danielle
dc.contributor.authorBiscoveanu, Sylvia
dc.contributor.authorMo, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorKarambelkar, Viraj
dc.contributor.authorDal Canton, Tito
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hsin-Yu
dc.contributor.authorKasliwal, Mansi
dc.contributor.authorKatsavounidis, Erik
dc.contributor.authorLourie, Nathan P
dc.contributor.authorSimcoe, Robert A
dc.contributor.authorVitale, Salvatore
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-29T16:35:54Z
dc.date.available2022-04-29T16:35:54Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/142206
dc.description.abstractThe Wide-Field Infrared Transient Explorer (WINTER) is a new 1 deg2 seeing-limited time-domain survey instrument designed for dedicated near-infrared follow-up of kilonovae from binary neutron star (BNS) and neutron star–black hole mergers. WINTER will observe in the near-infrared Y, J, and short-H bands (0.9–1.7 μm, to JAB = 21 mag) on a dedicated 1 m telescope at Palomar Observatory. To date, most prompt kilonova follow-up has been in optical wavelengths; however, near-infrared emission fades more slowly and depends less on geometry and viewing angle than optical emission. We present an end-to-end simulation of a follow-up campaign during the fourth observing run (O4) of the LIGO, Virgo, and KAGRA interferometers, including simulating 625 BNS mergers, their detection in gravitational waves, low-latency and full parameter estimation skymaps, and a suite of kilonova lightcurves from two different model grids. We predict up to five new kilonovae independently discovered by WINTER during O4, given a realistic BNS merger rate. Using a larger grid of kilonova parameters, we find that kilonova emission is ≈2 times longer lived and red kilonovae are detected ≈1.5 times further in the infrared than in the optical. For 90% localization areas smaller than 150 (450) deg2, WINTER will be sensitive to more than 10% of the kilonova model grid out to 350 (200) Mpc. We develop a generalized toolkit to create an optimal BNS follow-up strategy with any electromagnetic telescope and present WINTER's observing strategy with this framework. This toolkit, all simulated gravitational-wave events, and skymaps are made available for use by the community.en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.3847/1538-4357/ac4508en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.titleAn Infrared Search for Kilonovae with the WINTER Telescope. I. Binary Neutron Star Mergersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationFrostig, Danielle, Biscoveanu, Sylvia, Mo, Geoffrey, Karambelkar, Viraj, Dal Canton, Tito et al. 2022. "An Infrared Search for Kilonovae with the WINTER Telescope. I. Binary Neutron Star Mergers." The Astrophysical Journal, 926 (2).
dc.relation.journalThe Astrophysical Journalen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2022-04-29T16:30:01Z
dspace.orderedauthorsFrostig, D; Biscoveanu, S; Mo, G; Karambelkar, V; Dal Canton, T; Chen, H-Y; Kasliwal, M; Katsavounidis, E; Lourie, NP; Simcoe, RA; Vitale, Sen_US
dspace.date.submission2022-04-29T16:30:03Z
mit.journal.volume926en_US
mit.journal.issue2en_US
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CC
mit.metadata.statusAuthority Work and Publication Information Neededen_US


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