Title

Searches for Continuous Gravitational Waves from 15 Supernova Remnants and Fomalhaut B with Advanced LIGO

Abstract

We describe directed searches for continuous gravitational waves (GWs) from 16 well-localized candidate neutron stars, assuming none of the stars has a binary companion. The searches were directed toward 15 supernova remnants and Fomalhaut b, a directly imaged extrasolar planet candidate that has been suggested to be a nearby old neutron star. Each search covered a broad band of frequencies and first and second time derivatives. After coherently integrating spans of data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run of 3.5-53.7 days per search, applying data-based vetoes, and discounting known instrumental artifacts, we found no astrophysical signals. We set upper limits on intrinsic GW strain as strict as 1 x10-25, fiducial neutron star ellipticity as strict as 2 x 10-9, and fiducial r-mode amplitude as strict as 3 x 10-8.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

gravitational waves; ISM: supernova remnants; stars: neutron

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0004-637X; 1538-4357

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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