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Title: On the constraining observations of the dark GRB 001109 and the properties of a z = 0.398 radio selected starburst galaxy contained in its error box
Authors: Cerón, J. M. C.
Gorosabel, J.
Gorosabel, J.
Castro-Tirado, A. J.
Lisenfeld, U.
Gorosabel, J.
Sokolov, V. V.
Afanasiev, V. L.
Fatkhullin, T. A.
Dodonov, S. N.
Komarova, V. N.
Cherepashchuk, A. M.
Postnov, K. A.
Greiner, J.
Klose, S.
Hjorth, J.
Fynbo, J. P. U.
Pedersen, H.
Jensen, B. L.
Fynbo, J. P. U.
Rol, E.
Fliri, J.
Feulner, G.
Feldt, M.
Andersen, M. I.
Ramírez, M. D. P.
Vrba, F. J.
Henden, A. A.
Henden, A. A.
Israelian, G.
Tanvir, N. R.
First Published: Sep-2004
Publisher: EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Citation: Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2004, 424 (3), pp. 833-839
Abstract: We present optical and NIR (near infrared) follow up observations of the GRB 001109 from 1 to 300 days after the burst. No transient emission was found at these wavelengths within this GRB's (Gamma Ray Burst) 50´´ radius BeppoSAX error box. Strong limits (3 $\sigma$) are set with: $R\ga 21$, 10.2 h after the GRB; $I\ga 23$, 11.4 h after the GRB; $H\ga 20.7$, 9.9 h after the GRB; and $K_{\rm S}\ga 20$, 9.6 h after the GRB. We discuss whether the radio source found in the GRB's error box (Taylor et al. 2000) might be related to the afterglow. We also present a multiwavelength study of a reddened starburst galaxy, found coincident with the potential radio and the X-ray afterglow. We show that our strong I band upper limit makes of the GRB 001109 the darkest one localised by the BeppoSAX's NFI (Narrow Field Instrument), and it is one of the most constraining upper limits on GRB afterglows to date. Further to it, the implications of these observations in the context of dark GRBs are considered.
DOI Link: 10.1051/0004-6361:20035921
ISSN: 0004-6361
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2004 ESO. Reproduced with permission from Astronomy & Astrophysics, © ESO.
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