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The interactive skymap shows the localizations of the various gravitational-wave detections in the sky and helps to understand the importance of multimessenger astronomy.


If you want to see the extension of these sky regions through the constellations you can select an artistic background image

You can also select various background images at different wavelengths, combining the electromagnetic data with the gravitational-wave information:

Using the skymap

Click on the various options below to display information relating to each detection.

Detection Sky localisation Label Pop-up info

Further info

Welcome to the era of multimessenger astronomy with a network of advanced interferometers!

A detailed tutorial on the handling of gravitational-wave skymaps with multi-order coverage is available here.

For more information, please contact the Education and Public Outreach (EPO):