Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs) are a modern research field in astrophysics, which is taking lots of benefits from space-based observations.
Once the burst is detected by satellites, it is always important to check for optical counterparts (the so-called afterglow), doing photometry during its brightness decay.
Here, the reaction time is of great importance: the fastest the optical follow-up, the better, to understand the initial, critical behaviour of the source.
The Virtual Telescope Project started to do some follow-up observations in this area: plans are to improve our coverage of these phenomena.
Below some examples of our observations in this area.
- GRB 150413A
- GRB 140907A (GCN circular)
- GRB 140809A (GCN circular)
- GRB 140801A (GCN circular)
- GRB 140709A (GCN circular)
- GRB 140629A (GCN circular)
- GRB 140508A
- GRB 140206A
- GRB 130831A
- GRB 130606A
- GRB 120729A (GCN circular)
- GRB 100906A (GCN circular)
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