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What is the redshift of gamma-ray burst 970508?

Arav, Nahum and Hogg, David W. (1997) What is the redshift of gamma-ray burst 970508? . (Unpublished)

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A Bayesian likelihood analysis is used to constrain the redshift of the optical transient associated with gamma-ray burst 970508, under the assumption that the absorption at redshift 0.835 is not physically associated with the transient. The maximum-likelihood, expectation value and 95-percent upper limit on the OT redshift are 0.835, 1.3 and 1.9 respectively.

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Additional Information:We thank Mark Metzger and Chuck Steidel for information about the data in advance of publication, and Roger Blandford, Shri Kulkarni and Wal Sargent for useful comments. Support by the NSF is gratefully acknowledged.
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Subject Keywords:methods: statistical — quasars: absorption lines — gamma rays: bursts — X-rays: bursts
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