Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts

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Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts. / Fynbo, J.U.; Jensen, B.L.; Gorosabel, J.; Hjorth, J.; Pedersen, H.; Møller, Per; Abbott, T.; Castro-Tirado, A.J.; Delgado, D.; Greiner, J.; Henden, A.; Magazzu, A.; Masetti, N.; Merlino, S.; Masegosa, J.; Ostensen, R.; Palazzi, E.; Pian, E.; Schwarz, H.E.; Cline, T.; Guidorzi, C.; Goldsten, J.; Hurley, K.; Mazets, E.; McClanahan, T.; Montanari, E.; Starr, R.; Trombka, J.

In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 369, No. 2, 04.2001, p. 373-379.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2001

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Fynbo, JU, Jensen, BL, Gorosabel, J, Hjorth, J, Pedersen, H, Møller, P, Abbott, T, Castro-Tirado, AJ, Delgado, D, Greiner, J, Henden, A, Magazzu, A, Masetti, N, Merlino, S, Masegosa, J, Ostensen, R, Palazzi, E, Pian, E, Schwarz, HE, Cline, T, Guidorzi, C, Goldsten, J, Hurley, K, Mazets, E, McClanahan, T, Montanari, E, Starr, R & Trombka, J 2001, 'Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts' Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 369, no. 2, pp. 373-379., 10.1051/0004-6361:20010112

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Fynbo, J. U., Jensen, B. L., Gorosabel, J., Hjorth, J., Pedersen, H., Møller, P., Abbott, T., Castro-Tirado, A. J., Delgado, D., Greiner, J., Henden, A., Magazzu, A., Masetti, N., Merlino, S., Masegosa, J., Ostensen, R., Palazzi, E., Pian, E., Schwarz, H. E., Cline, T., Guidorzi, C., Goldsten, J., Hurley, K., Mazets, E., McClanahan, T., Montanari, E., Starr, R., & Trombka, J. (2001). Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 369(2), 373-379. 10.1051/0004-6361:20010112

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Fynbo JU, Jensen BL, Gorosabel J, Hjorth J, Pedersen H, Møller P, Abbott T, Castro-Tirado AJ, Delgado D, Greiner J, Henden A, Magazzu A, Masetti N, Merlino S, Masegosa J, Ostensen R, Palazzi E, Pian E, Schwarz HE, Cline T, Guidorzi C, Goldsten J, Hurley K, Mazets E, McClanahan T, Montanari E, Starr R, Trombka J. 2001. Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 369(2):373-379. Available from: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010112

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Fynbo JU, Jensen BL, Gorosabel J, Hjorth J, Pedersen H, Møller P et al. Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2001 Apr;369(2):373-379. Available from: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010112

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Fynbo, J.U.; Jensen, B.L.; Gorosabel, J.; Hjorth, J.; Pedersen, H.; Møller, Per; Abbott, T.; Castro-Tirado, A.J.; Delgado, D.; Greiner, J.; Henden, A.; Magazzu, A.; Masetti, N.; Merlino, S.; Masegosa, J.; Ostensen, R.; Palazzi, E.; Pian, E.; Schwarz, H.E.; Cline, T.; Guidorzi, C.; Goldsten, J.; Hurley, K.; Mazets, E.; McClanahan, T.; Montanari, E.; Starr, R.; Trombka, J. / Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts.

In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 369, No. 2, 04.2001, p. 373-379.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2001

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title = "Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts",
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author = "J.U. Fynbo and B.L. Jensen and J. Gorosabel and J. Hjorth and H. Pedersen and Per Møller and T. Abbott and A.J. Castro-Tirado and D. Delgado and J. Greiner and A. Henden and A. Magazzu and N. Masetti and S. Merlino and J. Masegosa and R. Ostensen and E. Palazzi and E. Pian and H.E. Schwarz and T. Cline and C. Guidorzi and J. Goldsten and K. Hurley and E. Mazets and T. McClanahan and E. Montanari and R. Starr and J. Trombka",
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T1 - Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts

A1 - Fynbo,J.U.

A1 - Jensen,B.L.

A1 - Gorosabel,J.

A1 - Hjorth,J.

A1 - Pedersen,H.

A1 - Møller,Per

A1 - Abbott,T.

A1 - Castro-Tirado,A.J.

A1 - Delgado,D.

A1 - Greiner,J.

A1 - Henden,A.

A1 - Magazzu,A.

A1 - Masetti,N.

A1 - Merlino,S.

A1 - Masegosa,J.

A1 - Ostensen,R.

A1 - Palazzi,E.

A1 - Pian,E.

A1 - Schwarz,H.E.

A1 - Cline,T.

A1 - Guidorzi,C.

A1 - Goldsten,J.

A1 - Hurley,K.

A1 - Mazets,E.

A1 - McClanahan,T.

A1 - Montanari,E.

A1 - Starr,R.

A1 - Trombka,J.

AU - Fynbo,J.U.

AU - Jensen,B.L.

AU - Gorosabel,J.

AU - Hjorth,J.

AU - Pedersen,H.

AU - Møller,Per

AU - Abbott,T.

AU - Castro-Tirado,A.J.

AU - Delgado,D.

AU - Greiner,J.

AU - Henden,A.

AU - Magazzu,A.

AU - Masetti,N.

AU - Merlino,S.

AU - Masegosa,J.

AU - Ostensen,R.

AU - Palazzi,E.

AU - Pian,E.

AU - Schwarz,H.E.

AU - Cline,T.

AU - Guidorzi,C.

AU - Goldsten,J.

AU - Hurley,K.

AU - Mazets,E.

AU - McClanahan,T.

AU - Montanari,E.

AU - Starr,R.

AU - Trombka,J.

PB - E D P Sciences

PY - 2001/4

Y1 - 2001/4

N2 - We present the discovery of the optical transient of the long-duration gamma-ray burst GRB 000630. The optical transient was detected with the Nordic Optical Telescope 21.1 hours after the burst. At the time of discovery the magnitude of the transient was R = 23.04 +/- 0.08. The transient displayed a power-law decline characterized by a decay slope of alpha = -1.035 +/- 0.097. A deep image obtained 25 days after the burst shows no indication of a contribution from a supernova or a host galaxy at the position of the transient. The closest detected galaxy is a R = 324.68 +/- 0.15 galaxy 2.0 arcsec north of the transient. The magnitudes of the optical afterglows of GRB 980329, GRB 980613 and GRB 000630 were all R greater than or similar to 23 less than 24 hours from the burst epoch. We discuss the implications of this for our understanding of GRBs without detected optical transients. We conclude that i) based on the gamma-ray: properties of the current sample we cannot conclude that GRBs with no detected OTs belong to another class of GRBs than GRBs with detected OTs and ii) the majority (greater than or similar to 75%) of GRBs for which searches for optical afterglow have been unsuccessful are consistent with no detection if they were similar to bursts like GRP, 000630 at optical wavelengths.

AB - We present the discovery of the optical transient of the long-duration gamma-ray burst GRB 000630. The optical transient was detected with the Nordic Optical Telescope 21.1 hours after the burst. At the time of discovery the magnitude of the transient was R = 23.04 +/- 0.08. The transient displayed a power-law decline characterized by a decay slope of alpha = -1.035 +/- 0.097. A deep image obtained 25 days after the burst shows no indication of a contribution from a supernova or a host galaxy at the position of the transient. The closest detected galaxy is a R = 324.68 +/- 0.15 galaxy 2.0 arcsec north of the transient. The magnitudes of the optical afterglows of GRB 980329, GRB 980613 and GRB 000630 were all R greater than or similar to 23 less than 24 hours from the burst epoch. We discuss the implications of this for our understanding of GRBs without detected optical transients. We conclude that i) based on the gamma-ray: properties of the current sample we cannot conclude that GRBs with no detected OTs belong to another class of GRBs than GRBs with detected OTs and ii) the majority (greater than or similar to 75%) of GRBs for which searches for optical afterglow have been unsuccessful are consistent with no detection if they were similar to bursts like GRP, 000630 at optical wavelengths.

KW - gamma rays

KW - cosmology

KW - bursts

KW - observations

U2 - 10.1051/0004-6361:20010112

DO - 10.1051/0004-6361:20010112

JO - Astronomy and Astrophysics

JF - Astronomy and Astrophysics

SN - 0004-6361

IS - 2

VL - 369

SP - 373

EP - 379

ER -