What is TILEPY ?
Multimessenger events like gravitational waves (GW), gamma-ray bursts (GRB), high-energy neutrinos, etc. offer unique opportunities for astroparticle physics. While carrying extremely useful information, searches for associated electromagnetic emission are challenging due to large sky localisation uncertainties provided by the current generation of observatories. Here we provide access to methods and procedures dedicated to scheduling of follow-up observations of multi-messenger events. For the main use-case of GW follow-up observations, we rely on algorithms using 2-dimensional GW localisation information as well as algorithms correlating the galaxy distribution in the local universe with the 3-dimensional GW localisation information.
Further details of the algorithms and their performance is available in H. Ashkar et al. JCAP03(2021)045.
The tilepy code is open source and available on Github. The project has been growing for several years as private code used in various (high-energy astrophysics) experiments. The codebase is consequently in a somewhat messy shape. Bear with us, we are actively working on streamlining and improving it... GitHub/astro-transients/tilepy.
The cloud computing ressources and the maintenance of the tilepy API is provided by Astro-COLIBRI. The Astro-COLIBRI frontends (web, Android, iOS) also provide a convenient interface to the scheduling plans derived using tilepy.
Scientific publicationsIf you use tilepy for your research, please cite: "This work made use of the tilepy scheduling platform [REF].", where [REF] should be reference to the following reference