We present BVRI light curves of the afterglow of GRB000301C, one of the brightest ever detected at a day time scale interval after GRB trigger. The monitoring started 1.5 days after the GRB and ended one month later. Inspection of the extremely well sampled R band light curve and comparison with BVI data has revealed complex behavior, with a long term flux decrease and various short time scale features superimposed. These features are uncommon among other observed afterglows. and might trace either intrinsic variability within the relativistic shock (re-acceleration and re-energization) or inhomogeneities in the medium in which the shock propagates.
|Journal||Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- gamma rays : bursts