LOOKING INTO THE FIREBALL: ROTSE-III AND SWIFT OBSERVATIONS OF EARLY GAMMA-RAY BURST AFTERGLOWS

@article{Rykoff2009LOOKINGIT,
  title={LOOKING INTO THE FIREBALL: ROTSE-III AND SWIFT OBSERVATIONS OF EARLY GAMMA-RAY BURST AFTERGLOWS},
  author={E. Rykoff and F. Aharonian and C. Akerlof and M. Ashley and S. Barthelmy and H. Flewelling and N. Gehrels and E. Goğuş and T. Guver and U. Kiziloglu and H. Krimm and T. McKay and M. Ozel and A. Phillips and R. Quimby and G. Rowell and W. Rujopakarn and B. Schaefer and D. Smith and W. Vestrand and J. Wheeler and J. Wren and F. Yuan and S. Yost},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={702},
  pages={489-505}
}
  • E. Rykoff, F. Aharonian, +21 authors S. Yost
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report on a complete set of early optical afterglows of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) obtained with the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE-III) telescope network from 2005 March through 2007 June. This set is comprised of 12 afterglows with early optical and Swift/X-Ray Telescope observations, with a median ROTSE-III response time of 45 s after the start of γ-ray emission (8 s after the GCN notice time). These afterglows span 4 orders of magnitude in optical luminosity, and the… CONTINUE READING
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