The Swift XRT: Observations of early X-ray afterglows

David N. Burrows, J. A. Kennea, J. A. Nousek, J. P. Osborne, P. T. O'Brien, G. Chincarini, G. Tagliaferri, P. Giommi, B. Zhang

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Abstract

During the first year of operations of the Swift observatory, the X-ray Telescope has made a number of discoveries concerning the nature of X-ray afterglows of both long and short GRBs. We highlight the key findings, which include rapid declines at early times, a standard template of afterglow light curve shapes, common flaring, and the discovery of the first short GRB afterglow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA
Subtitle of host publicationSixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference
Pages215-223
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2006
EventGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Nov 29 2005Dec 2 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume836
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherGAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.
Period11/29/0512/2/05

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Burrows, D. N., Kennea, J. A., Nousek, J. A., Osborne, J. P., O'Brien, P. T., Chincarini, G., ... Zhang, B. (2006). The Swift XRT: Observations of early X-ray afterglows. In GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: Sixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference (pp. 215-223). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 836). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2207893
Burrows, David N. ; Kennea, J. A. ; Nousek, J. A. ; Osborne, J. P. ; O'Brien, P. T. ; Chincarini, G. ; Tagliaferri, G. ; Giommi, P. ; Zhang, B. / The Swift XRT : Observations of early X-ray afterglows. GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: Sixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference. 2006. pp. 215-223 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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Burrows, DN, Kennea, JA, Nousek, JA, Osborne, JP, O'Brien, PT, Chincarini, G, Tagliaferri, G, Giommi, P & Zhang, B 2006, The Swift XRT: Observations of early X-ray afterglows. in GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: Sixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference. AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 836, pp. 215-223, GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: 16th Maryland Astrophysics Conference, Washington, D.C., United States, 11/29/05. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2207893

The Swift XRT : Observations of early X-ray afterglows. / Burrows, David N.; Kennea, J. A.; Nousek, J. A.; Osborne, J. P.; O'Brien, P. T.; Chincarini, G.; Tagliaferri, G.; Giommi, P.; Zhang, B.

GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: Sixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference. 2006. p. 215-223 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 836).

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Burrows DN, Kennea JA, Nousek JA, Osborne JP, O'Brien PT, Chincarini G et al. The Swift XRT: Observations of early X-ray afterglows. In GAMMA-RAY BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA: Sixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference. 2006. p. 215-223. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2207893