On August 14, 2017 at 10∶30:43 UTC, the Advanced Virgo detector and the two Advanced LIGO detectors coherently observed a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes, with a false-alarm rate of ≲ 1 in 27 000 years. The signal was observed with a three-detector network matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 18. The inferred masses of the initial black holes are 30.5 +5.7 −3.0 M⊙ and 25.3 +2.8 −4.2 M⊙ (at the 90% credible level). The luminosity distance of the source is 540 +130 −210 Mpc, corresponding to a redshift of z =0.11 +0.03 −0.04 . A network of three detectors improves the sky localization of the source, reducing the area of the 90% credible region from 1160 deg2 using only the two LIGO detectors to 60 deg2 using all three detectors. For the first time, we can test the nature of gravitational-wave polarizations from the antenna response of the LIGO-Virgo network, thus enabling a new class of phenomenological tests of gravity.

GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence

Gianluca Guidi;F. Martelli;M. Montani;F. Piergiovanni;F. Vetrano;A. Vicere';
2017-01-01

Abstract

On August 14, 2017 at 10∶30:43 UTC, the Advanced Virgo detector and the two Advanced LIGO detectors coherently observed a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes, with a false-alarm rate of ≲ 1 in 27 000 years. The signal was observed with a three-detector network matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 18. The inferred masses of the initial black holes are 30.5 +5.7 −3.0 M⊙ and 25.3 +2.8 −4.2 M⊙ (at the 90% credible level). The luminosity distance of the source is 540 +130 −210 Mpc, corresponding to a redshift of z =0.11 +0.03 −0.04 . A network of three detectors improves the sky localization of the source, reducing the area of the 90% credible region from 1160 deg2 using only the two LIGO detectors to 60 deg2 using all three detectors. For the first time, we can test the nature of gravitational-wave polarizations from the antenna response of the LIGO-Virgo network, thus enabling a new class of phenomenological tests of gravity.
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