GCN: The Gamma-ray Coordinates Network (TAN: Transient Astronomy Network)
LVC events are in the public domain.
The LVC_PRELIMIANRY, _INITIAL, _UPDATE, and RETECTION notice types are availbel to the public (the private phase is over).
Circulars involving LVC tevents are to be published on the original Circulars method (not the LVC-private subnet).
10-Feb-19: LIGO-Virgo will start Engineering Run (#14) on 4 March 2019.
and Operations #3 will start 4 weeks later.
10-Feb-19: Two new notice types will be ready for use later in the week of 11 Feb 2019:
ICECUBE_ASTROPHYSICAL_TRACK_GOLD and ICECUBE_ASTROPHYSICAL_TRACK_BRONZE.
They will be replacing the simultaneously discontinued AMON_ICECUBE_HESE and AMON_ICECUBE_EHE notice types.
The GCN system distributes:
These two functions provide a one-stop shopping network for follow-up sites
and GRB and transient researchers.
Locations of GRBs and other Transients (the Notices) detected by spacecraft (most in real-time while the burst is still bursting and
others are that delayed due to telemetry down-link delays).
Reports of follow-up observations (the Circulars) made by
ground-based and space-based optical, radio, X-ray, TeV, and other particle observers.
The GCN system can be explored using the links above and below.
Invitation to subscribe to the Notices or Circulars here. unsubscribe here.
Make a modification to an existing Notices site configuration here.
Invitation to producers to incorporate your events into GCN here.
The physical GCN network. (Click to enlarge.)