DISCOVERY AND REDSHIFT OF AN OPTICAL AFTERGLOW IN 71 deg 2 : iPTF 13 bxl AND GRB 130702 A

@inproceedings{Singer2013DISCOVERYAR,
  title={DISCOVERY AND REDSHIFT OF AN OPTICAL AFTERGLOW IN 71 deg 2 : iPTF 13 bxl AND GRB 130702 A},
  author={L P Singer and S B Cenko and Mansi Kasliwal and D A Perley and Eran Ofek and Duncan A. Brown and P E Nugent and S. R. Kulkarni and A Corsi and Dale A. Frail and E Bellm and John S. Mulchaey and Iair Arcavi and Tom Barlow and Joshua S. Bloom and Yi Cao and Neil A. Gehrels and A Horesh and Frank Masci and Julie Mcenery and Arne Rau and J. Surace and Ofer Yaron},
  year={2013}
}
We report the discovery of the optical afterglow of the γ -ray burst (GRB) 130702A, identified upon searching 71 deg2 surrounding the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) localization. Discovered and characterized by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory, iPTF13bxl is the first afterglow discovered solely based on a GBM localization. Real-time image… CONTINUE READING