Very high energy observations of gamma ray bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS telescopes

D. Horan, H. M. Badran, G. Blaylock, I. H. Bond, P. J. Boyle, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, K. Byrum, D. A. Carter-Lewis, O. Celik, P. Cogan, W. Cui, M. K. Daniel, I. De La Calle Perez, C. Duke, Abraham David Falcone, D. J. Fegan, S. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, L. F. FortsonS. Gammell, K. Gibbs, G. H. Gillanders, J. Grube, K. J. Guiterrez, J. Hall, D. Hanna, J. Holder, S. Hughes, T. B. Humensky, I. Jung, G. E. Kenny, M. Kertzman, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, J. Knapp, K. Kosack, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. Le Bohec, E. Linton, J. Lloyd-Evans, D. Mendoza, A. Merriman, A. Milovanovic, P. Moriarty, T. Nagai, R. A. Ong, R. Pallassini, J. Perkins, D. Petry, M. Pohl, B. Power-Mooney, J. Quinn, M. Quinn, K. Ragan, P. Rebillot, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, S. P. Swordy, A. Syson, L. Valcarcel, V. V. Vassiliev, R. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, G. Walker, T. C. Weekes, R. J. White, J. Zweerink

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Abstract

Gamma-ray Burst (GRB) observations at Very High Energies (VHE, E > 100 GeV) can impose tight constraints on some GRB emission models. Many GRB after-glow models predict a VHE component similar to that seen in blazars and supernova remnants, in which the GRB spectral energy distribution has a double-peaked shape extending into the VHE regime. Consistent with this afterglow scenario, EGRET detected delayed high energy emission from all five bright BATSE GRBs that occurred within its field of view. GRB observations have had high priority in the observing program at the Whipple 10m Telescope and will continue to be high priority targets when the next generation observatory VERITAS comes online. Upper limits on the VHE emission from ten GRBs observed with the Whipple Telescope are reported here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - 2nd International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Pages591-596
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventInternational Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Jul 26 2004Jul 30 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume745
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period7/26/047/30/04

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Horan, D., Badran, H. M., Blaylock, G., Bond, I. H., Boyle, P. J., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Byrum, K., Carter-Lewis, D. A., Celik, O., Cogan, P., Cui, W., Daniel, M. K., De La Calle Perez, I., Duke, C., Falcone, A. D., Fegan, D. J., Fegan, S. J., Finley, J. P., ... Zweerink, J. (2005). Very high energy observations of gamma ray bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS telescopes. In High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - 2nd International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (pp. 591-596). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 745). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1878468