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Title: Very High Energy Observations of Gamma Ray Bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS Telescopes

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.

Authors:
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  1. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, P.O. Box 97, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States)
  2. and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20630536
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 745; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. international symposium on high energy gamma-ray astronomy, Heidelberg (Germany), 26-30 Jul 2004; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.1878468; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AFTERGLOW; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; COSMIC PHOTONS; COSMIC RAY DETECTION; ENERGY SPECTRA; GAMMA ASTRONOMY; GEV RANGE; PHOTON EMISSION; SUPERNOVA REMNANTS; TELESCOPE COUNTERS

Citation Formats

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., Calle Perez, I. de la, Duke, C., Falcone, A., Fegan, D.J., Fegan, S.J., Finley, J.P., and Fortson, L.F. Very High Energy Observations of Gamma Ray Bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS Telescopes. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.1878468.
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., Calle Perez, I. de la, Duke, C., Falcone, A., Fegan, D.J., Fegan, S.J., Finley, J.P., & Fortson, L.F. Very High Energy Observations of Gamma Ray Bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS Telescopes. United States. doi:10.1063/1.1878468.
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., Calle Perez, I. de la, Duke, C., Falcone, A., Fegan, D.J., Fegan, S.J., Finley, J.P., and Fortson, L.F. Mon . "Very High Energy Observations of Gamma Ray Bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS Telescopes". United States. doi:10.1063/1.1878468.
@article{osti_20630536,
title = {Very High Energy Observations of Gamma Ray Bursts with the Whipple/VERITAS Telescopes},
author = {Horan, D. and Badran, H.M. and Blaylock, G. and Bond, I.H. and Boyle, P.J. and Bradbury, S.M. and Buckley, J.H. and Byrum, K. and Carter-Lewis, D.A. and Celik, O. and Cogan, P. and Cui, W. and Daniel, M.K. and Calle Perez, I. de la and Duke, C. and Falcone, A. and Fegan, D.J. and Fegan, S.J. and Finley, J.P. and Fortson, L.F.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1063/1.1878468},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 745,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 21 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Mon Feb 21 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}