GAMMA-RAY BURST AT THE EXTREME: “THE NAKED-EYE BURST” GRB 080319B

@article{Wozniak2009GAMMARAYBA,
  title={GAMMA-RAY BURST AT THE EXTREME: “THE NAKED-EYE BURST” GRB 080319B},
  author={Przemyslaw Remigiusz Wozniak and W. Thomas Vestrand and A. Panaitescu and James Wren and Heath Davis and R. R. White},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={691},
  pages={495 - 502}
}
On 2008 March 19, the northern sky was the stage of a spectacular optical transient that for a few seconds remained visible to the naked eye. The transient was associated with GRB 080319B, a gamma-ray burst (GRB) at a luminosity distance of about 6 Gpc (standard cosmology), making it the most luminous optical object ever recorded by humankind. We present comprehensive sky monitoring and multicolor optical follow-up observations of GRB 080319B collected by the RAPTOR telescope network covering… 

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