Schedule Aug 03, 2012
The Effects of Amplitude Corrections on Sky Localization
Benjamin Farr (Northwestern Univ.)

Authors: Benjamin Farr, Chunglee Kim, Hee-Suk Cho, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Vivien Raymond, Evan Ochsner, Chang-Hwan Lee

To date, Bayesian parameter estimation studies of compact binary coalescences in the LIGO-Virgo collaboration have focused on models with amplitudes described at Newtonian order. The inclusion of higher-order corrections adds to the waveform information from higher harmonics. We present a study of the gains in sky localization accuracy by including amplitude corrections up to 1.5 pN.

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