Wednesday, May 25, 2005

GRB 050525A - here we go again...

Very bright well position gamma ray burst happened just after midnight (UT).

Originally thought to be short, but it is not (double peaked, ~ 10 sec duration).
Very very bright and ROTSE already got a very bright optical counterpart.

from GCN3466 position RA(J2000) = 18h 32m 32.3s
Dec(J2000) = +26d 20' 17.5" We estimate an uncertainty of
about 6 arcseconds radius

This one is going to be interesting - bet the hypernova/collapsar scenario will be totally confirmed with this one, or severly tested if there is not a low/moderate redshift star forming galaxy under the counterpart.

Gonna be a busy night in the southwest and Hawaii... have fun folks.


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