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2015MNRAS.446.3911S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 446, 3911-3925 (2015/February-1)

GRB 080517: a local, low-luminosity gamma-ray burst in a dusty galaxy at z = 0.09.

STANWAY E.R., LEVAN A.J., TANVIR N., WIERSEMA K., VAN DER HORST A., MUNDELL C.G. and GUIDORZI C.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present an analysis of the photometry and spectroscopy of the host galaxy of Swift-detected GRB 080517. From our optical spectroscopy, we identify a redshift of z = 0.089±0.003, based on strong emission lines, making this a rare example of a very local, low-luminosity, long gamma-ray burst. The galaxy is detected in the radio with a flux density of S4.5GHz = 0.22±0.04 mJy - one of relatively few known gamma-ray bursts hosts with a securely measured radio flux. Both optical emission lines and a strong detection at 22 µm suggest that the host galaxy is forming stars rapidly, with an inferred star formation rate ∼ 16 M/yr and a high dust obscuration (E(B - V) > 1, based on sightlines to the nebular emission regions). The presence of a companion galaxy within a projected distance of 25 kpc, and almost identical in redshift, suggests that star formation may have been triggered by galaxy-galaxy interaction. However, fitting of the remarkably flat spectral energy distribution from the ultraviolet through to the infrared suggests that an older, 500 Myr post-starburst stellar population is present along with the ongoing star formation. We conclude that the host galaxy of GRB 080517 is a valuable addition to the still very small sample of well-studied local gamma-ray burst hosts.

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): gamma-ray burst: individual: 080517 - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: star formation - galaxies: structure

CDS comments: p3912: GRB 090825 is a probable misprint for GRB 980425.

Simbad objects: 10

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