2003A&A...404L...5C


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2003A&A...404L...5C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 404, L5-9 (2003/6-2)

Optical and NIR observations of the afterglow of GRB 020813.

COVINO S., MALESANI D., TAVECCHIO F., ANTONELLI L.A., ARKHAROV A., DI PAOLA A., FUGAZZA D., GHISELLINI G., LARIONOV V., LAZZATI D., MANNUCCI F., MASETTI N., BARRENA R., BENETTI S., CASTRO-TIRADO A.J., DI SEREGO ALIGHIERI S., FIORE F., FRONTERA F., FRUCHTER A., GHINASSI F., GLADDERS M., HALL P.B., ISRAEL G.L., KLOSE S., MAGAZZU A., PALAZZI E., PEDANI M., PIAN E., ROMANO P., STEFANON M. and STELLA L.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present optical and near-infrared (NIR) photometry of the bright afterglow of GRB 020813. Our data span from 3 hours to 4 days after the GRB event. A rather sharp achromatic break is present in the light curve, 14 hours after the trigger. In the framework of jetted fireballs, this break corresponds to a jet half-opening angle of 1.9°±0.2°, the smallest value ever inferred for a GRB. We discuss our results in the framework of currently available models, and find that they have problems in explaining the joint temporal and spectral properties, and in particular the slow decay before the break.

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Journal keyword(s): gamma rays: bursts - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
#notes
1 GRB 000131 gB 06 13 31.08 -51 56 41.7     24.7     ~ 162 1
2 GRB 010222 G 14 52 12.5 +43 01 06           ~ 344 1
3 GRB 990123 gB 15 25 29 +44 45.0     8.95     ~ 979 1
4 GRB 000926 gB 17 04 15 +51 46.0           ~ 353 0
5 GRB 020813A gB 19 46 41.874 -19 36 04.81           ~ 295 0
6 GRB 010921 gB 22 55 59.90 +40 55 52.9           ~ 166 1

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