engrave science
Image Credit: ESO

ENGRAVE is running a Large multi-period ESO programme (Target of Opportunity) on the VLT targeting optical to mid-infrared follow-up of merging compact sources (NS-NS, NS-BH, BH-BH) as well as other gravitational wave (burst-type) events detected by the LIGO/Virgo consortium. We will normally target gravitational event triggers but will also follow-up likely kilonova candidates within the LIGO-Virgo horizon distance if they are independently identified (e.g. by an optical survey).