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Title: Multiwavelength observations of the energetic GRB 080810 : detailed mapping of the broad-band spectral evolution
Authors: Page, Kim L.
Willingale, Richard
Bissaldi, E.
de Ugarte Postigo, A.
Holland, S. T.
McBreen, S.
O'Brien, Paul T.
Osborne, Julian P.
Prochaska, J. X.
Rol, Evert
Rykoff, E. S.
Starling, R. L. C.
Tanvir, Nial R.
van der Horst, A. J.
Wiersema, K.
Zhang, B.
Aceituno, F. J.
Akerlof, C.
Beardmore, Andrew P.
Briggs, M. S.
Burrows, D. N.
Castro-Tirado, A. J.
Connaughton, V.
Evans, P. A.
Fynbo, J. P. U.
Gehrels, N.
Guidorzi, C.
Howard, A. W.
Kennea, J. A.
Kouveliotou, C.
Pagani, C.
Preece, R.
Perley, D.
Steele, I. A.
Yuan, F.
First Published: 1-Nov-2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2009, 400 (1), pp. 134-146
Abstract: GRB 080810 was one of the first bursts to trigger both Swift and the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. It was subsequently monitored over the X-ray and UV/optical bands by Swift, in the optical by Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE) and a host of other telescopes, and was detected in the radio by the Very Large Array. The redshift of z = 3.355 ± 0.005 was determined by Keck/High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) and confirmed by RTT150 and NOT. The prompt gamma/X-ray emission, detected over 0.3–10³ keV, systematically softens over time, with E[subscript peak] moving from ∼600 keV at the start to ∼40 keV around 100 s after the trigger; alternatively, this spectral evolution could be identified with the blackbody temperature of a quasi-thermal model shifting from ∼60 to ∼3 keV over the same time interval. The first optical detection was made at 38 s, but the smooth, featureless profile of the full optical coverage implies that this is originated from the afterglow component, not from the pulsed/flaring prompt emission.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15462.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 RAS. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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