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Erratum: Beating the spin-down limit on gravitational wave emission from the Crab pulsar (vol 683, pg L45, 2008)

Abbott, B. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, R. and Ajith, P. and Allen, B. and Allen, G. and Amin, R. and Lockerbie, N. A. and Collaboration, LIGO Sci (2009) Erratum: Beating the spin-down limit on gravitational wave emission from the Crab pulsar (vol 683, pg L45, 2008). Astrophysical Journal, 706 (1). L203.

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Abstract

This is an Erratum for the article 2008 ApJ 683 L45 A processing error in the signal template used in this search led to upper limits about 30% lower than we now know is warranted by the early S5 data. We have re-analyzed that data and find new upper limits on the strain parameter h(0) of 4.9 x 10(-25)/3.9 x 10(-25) for uniform/restricted prior assumptions concerning the Crab inclination and polarization angles. These results have now been superseded by upper limits of 2.6 x 10(-25)/2.0 x 10(-25) based on the full S5 data and presented in Abbott et al. (2009). The multitemplate search was not affected by the error.