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2000ApJ...536..185G - Astrophys. J., 536, 185-194 (2000/June-2)

Evidence for a supernova in reanalyzed optical and near-infrared images of GRB 970228.

GALAMA T.J., TANVIR N., VREESWIJK P.M., WIJERS R.A.M.J., GROOT P.J., ROL E., VAN PARADIJS J., KOUVELIOTOU C., FRUCHTER A.S., MASETTI N., PEDERSEN H., MARGON B., DEUTSCH E.W., METZGER M., ARMUS L., KLOSE S. and STECKLUM B.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present B-, V-, RC-, IC-, J-, H-, K-, and K'-band observations of the optical transient (OT) associated with GRB 970228, based on a reanalysis of previously used images and unpublished data. In order to minimize calibration differences, we have collected and analyzed most of the photometry and consistently determined the magnitude of the OT relative to a set of secondary field stars. We confirm our earlier finding that the early decay of the light curves (before 1997 March 6) was faster than that at intermediate times (between 1997 March 6 and April 7). At late times the light curves resume a fast decay (after 1997 April 7). The early-time observations of GRB 970228 are consistent with relativistic blast-wave models, but the intermediate- and late-time observations are hard to understand in this framework. The observations are well explained by an initial power-law decay with α=-1.51±0.06 modified at later times by a Type Ic supernova light curve. Together with the evidence for GRB 980326 and GRB 980425, this gives further support for the idea that at least some γ-ray bursts are associated with a possibly rare type of supernova.

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Journal keyword(s): Gamma Rays: Bursts - Stars: Supernovae: General

Nomenclature: Table 2: [GTV2000] A (Nos A-H).

CDS comments: Host Galaxy not identified, could be [ZSB98] G1 or [ZSB98] G3.

Simbad objects: 20

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