Edgardo Costa

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Context. AGILE is an Italian Space Agency mission dedicated to the observation of the gamma-ray Universe. The AGILE very innovative instrumentation combines for the first time a gamma-ray imager (sensitive in the energy range 30 MeV 50 GeV), a hard X-ray imager (sensitive in the range 18-60 keV) together with a Calorimeter (sensitive in the range 300 keV(More)
PURPOSE This paper aims to review the morphological and functional characteristics of patients affected by familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), with greater focus on type I and its progression after liver transplantation. We also analyse therapeutic options for the ophthalmic manifestations. METHODS The literature from 2002 through 2015 was reviewed,(More)
We report high-energy spectral data of the prompt emission of GRB970228 and its X–ray afterglow. We establish that the nature of the X–ray afterglow emission is non-thermal and similar to the later portion of GRB970228. Our data can be used to discriminate different emission models of GRB afterglows. While cooling of excited compact objects can be ruled(More)
Trigonometric parallaxes, proper motions and VJ (RI )KC photometry are given for 25 stars (of which one is a zeroparallax control field) targeted by the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Parallax Investigation (CTIOPI), a widely scoped program aimed at discovering and characterizing nearby stars. The trigonometric parallaxes and proper motions(More)
We discuss a new class of Micro Pattern Gas Detectors, the Gas Pixel Detector (GPD), in which a complete integration between the gas amplification structure and the read-out electronics has been reached. An Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) built in deep sub-micron technology has been developed to realize a monolithic device that is, at the(More)
We present the first set of definitive trigonometric parallaxes and proper motions from the Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory Parallax Investigation. Full astrometric reductions for the program are discussed, including methods of reference star selection, differential color refraction corrections, and conversion of relative to absolute parallax. Using(More)
Astrometric measurements for 25 red dwarf systems are presented, including the first definitive trigonometric parallaxes for 20 systems within 10 pc of the Sun, the horizon of the RECONS sample. The three nearest systems that had no previous trigonometric parallaxes (other than perhaps rough preliminary efforts) are SO 0253+1652 (3.84 ± 0.04 pc, the 23rd(More)
We investigated the spectral evolution in the 2–700 keV energy band of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) detected by the Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GRBM) and localized with the Wide Field Cameras (WFCs) aboard the BeppoSAX satellite before May 1998. Most of them have been followed-up with the Narrow Field Instruments aboard the same satellite. In the light of these(More)
Astrometric measurements for 25 red dwarf systems are presented, including the first definitive trigonometric parallaxes for 20 systems within 10 pc of the Sun, the horizon of the RECONS sample. The three nearest systems that had no previous trigonometric parallaxes (other than perhaps rough preliminary efforts) are SO 0253+1652 (3:84 0:04 pc, the 23rd(More)