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Robin Leadbeater

Hi Nick,

Yes the Fermi coordinate uncertainty left a lot of sky to search but one of the papers in Gary’s reference describes how this was managed by one of the teams.

Remarkably the combined data from the three operational GW detectors constrained the location considerably (and more accurately) compared with just the Fermi data. (fig 1 in the above paper). The DLT40 supernova survey team then prioritised  imaging their 20 target galaxies which fell in that region.