GLADE has been extensively used in electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave candidate events as well as in several other areas. In this site we provide an incomplete list of these cases.

GW170817 binary neutron star (BNS) merger

Three of the independent discoverers used GLADE: Las Cumbres Observatory (see LVC Circulars 21538 and 21543), VST-ESO Paranal Observatory (LVC 21598, 21703) and BOOTES-5 (LVC 21624)

Follow-up of O3 BNS and NSBH merger candidates

Many teams have targeted exclusively or partly GLADE galaxies, or used GLADE data in other ways.


Lick/KAIT (GCN Circular 24179), Pan-STARRS (GCN 24210), YAHPT (GCN 24234), MMT (GCN 24244), GRANDMA (GCN 24256), BOOTES-5/JGT (GCN 24270), SVOM/GWAC-F60A (GCN 24315), Swift UVOT (GCN 24767)


GROWTH India (GCN 24258, 24316), Hobby-Eberly Telescope (GCN 24278), Nanshan/NEXT (GCN 24281), Lick/KAIT (GCN 24289), MMT (GCN 24292), J-GEM (GCN 24299), OAJ-GRANDMA (GCN 24327), YAHPT (GCN 24346)


Lick/KAIT (GCN 25353), DCT (GCN 25374), J-GEM (GCN 25377, 25389), Magellan (GCN 25382), Las Cumbres (GCN 25422), CHFT (GCN 25443), ASKAP (GCN 25487), Nordic Optical Telescope (GCN 25325, 25376), Liverpool Telescope (GCN 25328), GRAWITA TNG (GCN 25331, 25361), WHT (GCN 25332), GROND (GCN 25372)

Measurement of the Hubble constant

Multiple papers used GLADE data to calculate the Hubble constant from GW observations, such as:

Fast radio bursts

GLADE is also being used for FRB host identification:

Radio astronomical studies

Last revised: 09/15/2019