The optical afterglows and host galaxies of three short/hard gamma-ray bursts

P. D'Avanzo*, D. Malesani, S. Covino, S. Piranomonte, A. Grazian, D. Fugazza, V. D'Elia, L. A. Antonelli, S. Campana, G. Chincarini, M. Delia Valle, F. Fiore, P. Goldoni, J. Mao, R. Margutti, R. Perna, R. Salvaterra, G. Stratta, G. Tagliaferri, L. Stella

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Abstract

In the Swift era, rapid multiband observations led to the discovery of the optical afterglows and host galaxies of short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). In spite of these recent advancements, the number of short GRBs with secure detections in the optical is still fairly small. We present photometric observations of the short/hard GRB 051227, GRB 061006 and GRB 071227. We discuss our findings in light of the current models of short GRB progenitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbing Stellar Populations Out To The Distant Universe - Cefalu 2008 - Proceedings of the International Conference
Pages524-527
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventInternational Conference on Probing Stellar Populations Out To The Distant Universe, Cefalu 2008 - Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Duration: Sep 7 2008Sep 19 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1111
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Probing Stellar Populations Out To The Distant Universe, Cefalu 2008
CountryItaly
CityCefalu, Sicily
Period9/7/089/19/08

Keywords

  • γ-ray bursts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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