publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2006

Observations of Early Optical Afterglows

Roming, Peter W. A.; Mason, Keith O.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 May 2006
Abstract
The Swift Ultra-Violet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) has performed extensive follow-up on 71 Swift Burst Alert Telescope triggered gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) in its first ten months of operations. In this paper, we discuss some of the UV and optical properties of UVOT detected afterglows such as XRF 050406, the bright GRB 050525A, the high redshift GRB 050730, the early flaring GRB 050801, and others. We also discuss some of the implications of why 75% of GRB afterglows observed by UVOT in less than one hour are "dark."
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaAstrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
free text keywords: Astrophysics, Astronomical telescopes, Optical telescope, Telescope, law.invention, law, Physics, Swift, computer.programming_language, computer, Ultraviolet detectors, Astronomy, Redshift, Gamma-ray burst
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publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2006

Observations of Early Optical Afterglows

Roming, Peter W. A.; Mason, Keith O.;