The Astrophysical Multi-messenger Observatory Network

Miguel Mostafa describes the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON), an online network that enables real-time coincidence searches using data from the leading multimessenger observatories and astronomical facilities.

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Fig. 1: Illustration of the basic operation concepts in the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network.

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Acknowledgements

The author acknowledges support from the Eberly College of Science, the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, and the U.S. National Science Foundation. The author would also like to thank the AMON Team for holding insightful discussions and providing useful information.

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The AMON system, data exchange protocols, participating observatories, MoUs, and current datasets and analyses: https://www.amon.psu.edu

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Mostafá, M. The Astrophysical Multi-messenger Observatory Network. Nat Rev Phys 2, 446–448 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-020-0205-5

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