This Supplement provides supporting material for Abbott et al. (2016a). We briefly summarize past electromagnetic (EM) follow-up efforts as well as the organization and policy of the current EM follow-up program. We compare the four probability sky maps produced for the gravitational-wave transient GW150914, and provide additional details of the EM follow-up observations that were performed in the different bands.
- gravitational waves
- electromagnetic observations
- compact binary coalescences
Abbott, B. P., Jawahar, S., Lockerbie, N. A., Tokmakov, K. V., & LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (2016). Supplement: "Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914" (2016, ApJL, 826, L13). Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 225(1), . https://doi.org/10.3847/0067-0049/225/1/8