Optical and near-infrared observations of the afterglow of GRB 980329 from 15 hours to 10 days

Daniel E. Reichart, Donald Q. Lamb, Mark R. Metzger, Jean M. Quashnock, David M. Cole, Francisco J. Castander, Sylvio Klose, James E. Rhoads, Andrew S. Fruchter, Asantha R. Cooray, Daniel E. Vanden Berk

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Abstract

We report I-band observations of the GRB 980329 field made on 1998 March 29 with the 1.34 m Tautenberg Schmidt telescope, R-, J- and K-band observations made on 1998 April 1 with the APO 3.5 m telescope, R- and I-band observations made on 1998 April 3 with the Mayall 4 m telescope at KPNO, and J- and K-band observations made 1998 April 6-8 with the Keck-I 10 m telescope. We show that these and other reported measurements are consistent with a power-law fading of the optical/near-infrared source that is coincident with the variable radio source VLA J0702+3850. This firmly establishes that this source is the afterglow of GRB 980329.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-699
Number of pages8
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume517
Issue number2 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gamma rays: bursts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Reichart, D. E., Lamb, D. Q., Metzger, M. R., Quashnock, J. M., Cole, D. M., Castander, F. J., Klose, S., Rhoads, J. E., Fruchter, A. S., Cooray, A. R., & Vanden Berk, D. E. (1999). Optical and near-infrared observations of the afterglow of GRB 980329 from 15 hours to 10 days. Astrophysical Journal, 517(2 PART 1), 692-699. https://doi.org/10.1086/307210