Distance and 3D Sky MapsΒΆ

All sky localization FITS files for CBC events are three dimensional: they include both the sky probability map and a directionally dependent distance estimate. This can be useful for identifying possible host galaxies using a galaxy redshift catalog. For further details see 1 and for sample code see 2.

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1

Singer, L. P., Chen, H.-Y., Holz, D. E., et al. 2016, Astropys. J. Lett., 829, L15. doi:10.3847/2041-8205/829/1/L15

2

Singer, L. P., Chen, H.-Y., Holz, D. E., et al. 2016, Astropys. J. Supp., 226, 10. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/226/1/10