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Prompt optical observations of GRB 080330 and GRB 080413A

Yuan, F. and Rykoff, E. S. and Schaefer, B. E. and Rujopakarn, W. and Güver, T. and Aharonian, F. and Akerlof, C. W. and Ashley, M. C. B. and Barthelmy, S. D. and Gehrels, N. and Göğüş, E. and Horns, D. and Kiziloğlu, U. and Krimm, H. A. and McKay, T. A. and Özel, M. and Phillips, A. and Quimby, R. M. and Rowell, G. and Swan, H. F. and Vestrand, W. T. and Wheeler, J. C. and Wren, J. (2008) Prompt optical observations of GRB 080330 and GRB 080413A. In: 2008 Nanjing Gamma-Ray Burst Conference, Nanjing, China, 23–27 June 2008. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1065. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 103-106. ISBN 978-0-7354-0596-7.

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We report on the results of rapid responses to GRB 080330 and GRB 080413A by the ROTSE-IIIb and ROTSE-IIIc telecopes. In both cases, optical follow-up started during the prompt emission phase and recorded optical flares peaking at similar times as the last hard X-ray pulses detected by the Swift BAT. For both events, the XRT observations started at the end of the prompt BAT detection and displayed an evolution in time opposite to the optical lightcurve. These very early observations provide us an opportunity to probe the onset of afterglow for these two events.

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Güver, T.0000-0002-3531-9842
Göğüş, E.0000-0002-5274-6790
Krimm, H. A.0000-0003-4348-6058
Quimby, R. M.0000-0001-9171-5236
Additional Information:© 2008 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 22 October 2008. This work is supported by NASA Swift Guest Investigator grants NNX-07AF02G and NNX-08AN25G. ROTSE-III has been supported by NASA grant NNG-04WC41G, the Australian Research Council, the University of New South Wales, the University of Texas, and the University of Michigan. Special thanks to the observatory staff at McDonald Observatory, especially David Doss. Special thanks to the H.E.S.S. staff, especially Toni Hanke.
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Subject Keywords:gamma-ray sources (astronomical), telescopes, afterglows
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Issue or Number:1065
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