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GRB 051008: a long, spectrally hard dust-obscured GRB in a Lyman-break galaxy at z ≈ 2.8

Volnova, A. A. and Pozanenko, A. S. and Gorosabel, J. and Perley, D. A. and Frederiks, D. D. and Kann, D. A. and Rumyantsev, V. V. and Biryukov, V. V. and Burkhonov, O. and Castro-Tirado, A. J. and Ferrero, P. and Golenetskii, S. V. and Klose, S. and Loznikov, V. M. and Minaev, P. Yu. and Stecklum, B. and Svinkin, D. S. and Tsvetkova, A. E. and de Ugarte Postigo, A. and Ulanov, M. V. (2014) GRB 051008: a long, spectrally hard dust-obscured GRB in a Lyman-break galaxy at z ≈ 2.8. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442 (3). pp. 2586-2599. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu999.

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We present observations of the dark gamma-ray burst GRB 051008 provided by Swift/BAT, Swift/XRT, Konus-WIND, INTEGRAL/SPI-ACS in the high-energy domain and the Shajn, Swift/UVOT, Tautenburg, NOT, Gemini and Keck I telescopes in the optical and near-infrared bands. The burst was detected only in gamma- and X-rays and neither a prompt optical nor a radio afterglow was detected down to deep limits. We identified the host galaxy of the burst, which is a typical Lyman-break galaxy (LBG) with R-magnitude of 24.06 ± 0.10 mag. A redshift of the galaxy of z=2.77^(+0.15)_(−0.20) is measured photometrically due to the presence of a clear, strong Lyman-break feature. The host galaxy is a small starburst galaxy with moderate intrinsic extinction (A_V = 0.3) and has a star formation rate of ∼60 M_⊙ yr^(−1) typical for LBGs. It is one of the few cases where a GRB host has been found to be a classical LBG. Using the redshift we estimate the isotropic-equivalent radiated energy of the burst to be E_(iso) = (1.15 ± 0.20) × 10^(54) erg. We also provide evidence in favour of the hypothesis that the darkness of GRB 051008 is due to local absorption resulting from a dense circumburst medium.

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Additional Information:© 2014 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. Accepted 2014 May 16. Received 2014 May 8; in original form 2014 March 5. First published online June 27, 2014. Based on observations made with the Nordic Optical Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. We are grateful to S.N. Dodonov, T.A. Fatkhullin, M.V. Barkov, O.V. Egorov, M. Salvato, D.I. Karasyov, and V.A. Kolesnikov for useful discussions. AAV, ASP and PYuM were supported by the program ‘Origin, structure, and evolution of objects in the Universe’ funded by the Russian Academy of Sciences and RFBR grants 12-02-01336-a, 13-01-92204-Mong, 14-02-10015-K. JG and AJC-T were supported by the Spanish programs ESP2005-07714-C03-03, AYA2007-63677, AYA2008-03467/ESP, and AYA2009-14000-C03-01. The data presented in this paper have been acquired using the ALFOSC camera, which is owned by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) and operated at the Nordic Optical Telescope under the agreement between IAA and NBIfAFG of the Astronomical Observatory of Copenhagen. The Konus-WIND experiment is partially supported by a Russian Space Agency contract, RFBR grants 12-02-00032a and 13-02-12017 ofi-m. DAK and SK acknowledge financial support by DFG grants Kl 766/13-2 and Kl 766/16-1. DAK acknowledges financial support by MPE and TLS. Support for DAP is provided by NASA through Hubble Fellowship grant HST-HF-51296.01-A awarded by the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under contract NAS 5-26555. This work made use of data supplied by the UK Swift Science Data Centre at the University of Leicester.
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research12-02-01336-a
Russian Foundation for Basic Research13-01-92204-Mong
Russian Foundation for Basic Research14-02-10015-K
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN)ESP2005-07714-C03-03
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN)AYA2007-63677
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN)AYA2008-03467/ESP
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN)AYA2009-14000-C03-01
Russian Foundation for Basic Research12-02-00032a
Russian Foundation for Basic Research13-02-12017-ofi_m
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)Kl 766/13-2
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)Kl 766/16-1
NASA Hubble FellowshipHST-HF-51296.01-A
NASANAS 5-26555
Russian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Russian Space AgencyUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:gamma-ray burst: individual: dark galaxies: distances and redshifts galaxies: high-redshift galaxies: photometry
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Official Citation:A. A. Volnova, A. S. Pozanenko, J. Gorosabel, D. A. Perley, D. D. Frederiks, D. A. Kann, V. V. Rumyantsev, V. V. Biryukov, O. Burkhonov, A. J. Castro-Tirado, P. Ferrero, S. V. Golenetskii, S. Klose, V. M. Loznikov, P. Yu. Minaev, B. Stecklum, D. S. Svinkin, A. E. Tsvetkova, A. de Ugarte Postigo, and M. V. Ulanov GRB 051008: a long, spectrally hard dust-obscured GRB in a Lyman-break galaxy at z ≈ 2.8 MNRAS (August 11, 2014) Vol. 442 2586-2599 doi:10.1093/mnras/stu999 First published online June 27, 2014
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