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25 February 2019

AT2017gfo Data Release


engrave news ESO’s VLT + X-Shooter observed AT2017gfo nightly for 10 consecutive nights after discovery providing complete spectral coverage from 3300 Angstroms to 2.5 microns. The data were published in the papers Pian et al. 2017, Nature, 551, 67 and Smartt et al. 2017, Nature, 551, 75. The ENGRAVE collaboration have fully reduced all the data in a uniform manner (data reduced by J. Selsing) and spectrophotometrically calibrated to published photometry of AT2017gfo (by J. Gillanders).

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05 December 2018

ENGRAVEr's mind under pressure - Dry run before Christmas


engrave news The ENGRAVE collaboration finished their first dry run in preparation for the LIGO/VIRGO engineering run ER13 starting on 14 December. With new gravitational wave detections on the horizon four ENGRAVE operations teams tested for the first time telescope triggers, data reduction step-by-step procedure and their observation strategies and capabilities. We would like to thank all participants for their efforts!

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28 August 2018

ENGRAVE collaboration meeting


engrave news The first ENGRAVE all-hands meeting was held on 31st October 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching. Thanks to our hosts Ting-Wan Chen, Tassilo Schweyer, Jan Bolmer for organising and Prof Kirpal Nandra for his generous support of the meeting. More details for participants are on our wiki

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02 August 2018

ENGRAVE awarded VLT Large Programme


engrave news ENGRAVE saw a successful start to its planned use of ESO’s Very Large Telescope with a substantial allocation of time in Period 102. ESO’s OPC awarded us time on UT1 to use NAC0 and FORS2, UT2 to employ X-SHOOTER and UT4 using HAWK-I and MUSE.

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28 February 2018

ENGRAVE is formed


engrave news The ENGRAVE (Electro-magnetic counterparts of gravitational waves at the Very Large Telescope) project was founded on 28th February 2018, with the establishment of the Governing Council and a set of founding principles.

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