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)
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of stunning Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)