Implications for the origin of GRB 051103 from LIGO observations

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We present the results of a LIGO search for gravitational waves (GWs) associated with GRB 051103, a short-duration hard-spectrum gamma-ray burst (GRB) whose electromagnetically determined sky position is coincident with the spiral galaxy M81, which is 3.6Mpc from Earth. Possible progenitors for short-hard GRBs include compact object mergers and soft gamma repeater (SGR) giant flares. A merger progenitor would produce a characteristic GW signal that should be detectable at a distance of M81, while GW emission from an SGR is not expected to be detectable at that distance. We found no evidence of a GW signal associated with GRB 051103. Assuming weakly beamed γ-ray emission with a jet semi-angle of 30°, we exclude a binary neutron star merger in M81 as the progenitor with a confidence of 98%. Neutron star-black hole mergers are excluded with >99% confidence. If the event occurred in M81, then our findings support the hypothesis that GRB 051103 was due to an SGR giant flare, making it one of the most distant extragalactic magnetars observed to date.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2 (8pp)
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume755
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Aug 2012

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LIGO (observatory)
soft gamma repeaters
gamma ray bursts
gravitational waves
merger
flares
neutron stars
confidence
magnetars
binary stars
spiral galaxies
sky
rays

Keywords

  • gamma-ray burst: individual (GRB 051103)
  • gravitational waves
  • stars: magnetars

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Abadie, J., Abbott, B. P., Abbott, T. D., Abbott, R., Abernathy, M., Adams, C., ... Was, M. (2012). Implications for the origin of GRB 051103 from LIGO observations. Astrophysical Journal, 755(1), [2 (8pp)]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/755/1/2
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title = "Implications for the origin of GRB 051103 from LIGO observations",
abstract = "We present the results of a LIGO search for gravitational waves (GWs) associated with GRB 051103, a short-duration hard-spectrum gamma-ray burst (GRB) whose electromagnetically determined sky position is coincident with the spiral galaxy M81, which is 3.6Mpc from Earth. Possible progenitors for short-hard GRBs include compact object mergers and soft gamma repeater (SGR) giant flares. A merger progenitor would produce a characteristic GW signal that should be detectable at a distance of M81, while GW emission from an SGR is not expected to be detectable at that distance. We found no evidence of a GW signal associated with GRB 051103. Assuming weakly beamed γ-ray emission with a jet semi-angle of 30°, we exclude a binary neutron star merger in M81 as the progenitor with a confidence of 98{\%}. Neutron star-black hole mergers are excluded with >99{\%} confidence. If the event occurred in M81, then our findings support the hypothesis that GRB 051103 was due to an SGR giant flare, making it one of the most distant extragalactic magnetars observed to date.",
keywords = "gamma-ray burst: individual (GRB 051103), gravitational waves, stars: magnetars",
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month = "8",
day = "10",
doi = "10.1088/0004-637X/755/1/2",
language = "English",
volume = "755",
journal = "Astrophysical Journal",
issn = "0004-637X",
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PY - 2012/8/10

Y1 - 2012/8/10

N2 - We present the results of a LIGO search for gravitational waves (GWs) associated with GRB 051103, a short-duration hard-spectrum gamma-ray burst (GRB) whose electromagnetically determined sky position is coincident with the spiral galaxy M81, which is 3.6Mpc from Earth. Possible progenitors for short-hard GRBs include compact object mergers and soft gamma repeater (SGR) giant flares. A merger progenitor would produce a characteristic GW signal that should be detectable at a distance of M81, while GW emission from an SGR is not expected to be detectable at that distance. We found no evidence of a GW signal associated with GRB 051103. Assuming weakly beamed γ-ray emission with a jet semi-angle of 30°, we exclude a binary neutron star merger in M81 as the progenitor with a confidence of 98%. Neutron star-black hole mergers are excluded with >99% confidence. If the event occurred in M81, then our findings support the hypothesis that GRB 051103 was due to an SGR giant flare, making it one of the most distant extragalactic magnetars observed to date.

AB - We present the results of a LIGO search for gravitational waves (GWs) associated with GRB 051103, a short-duration hard-spectrum gamma-ray burst (GRB) whose electromagnetically determined sky position is coincident with the spiral galaxy M81, which is 3.6Mpc from Earth. Possible progenitors for short-hard GRBs include compact object mergers and soft gamma repeater (SGR) giant flares. A merger progenitor would produce a characteristic GW signal that should be detectable at a distance of M81, while GW emission from an SGR is not expected to be detectable at that distance. We found no evidence of a GW signal associated with GRB 051103. Assuming weakly beamed γ-ray emission with a jet semi-angle of 30°, we exclude a binary neutron star merger in M81 as the progenitor with a confidence of 98%. Neutron star-black hole mergers are excluded with >99% confidence. If the event occurred in M81, then our findings support the hypothesis that GRB 051103 was due to an SGR giant flare, making it one of the most distant extragalactic magnetars observed to date.

KW - gamma-ray burst: individual (GRB 051103)

KW - gravitational waves

KW - stars: magnetars

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864468600&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1088/0004-637X/755/1/2

DO - 10.1088/0004-637X/755/1/2

M3 - Article

VL - 755

JO - Astrophysical Journal

JF - Astrophysical Journal

SN - 0004-637X

IS - 1

M1 - 2 (8pp)

ER -

Abadie J, Abbott BP, Abbott TD, Abbott R, Abernathy M, Adams C et al. Implications for the origin of GRB 051103 from LIGO observations. Astrophysical Journal. 2012 Aug 10;755(1). 2 (8pp). https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/755/1/2