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={P. Wozniak and W. Vestrand and A. Panaitescu and J. Wren and H. Davis and R. R. White},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={691},
  pages={495-502}
}
  • P. Wozniak, W. Vestrand, +3 authors R. R. White
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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