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Title: Prompt VHE Observations of GRBs by MAGIC

Abstract

MAGIC is the fastest slewing Cherenkov telescope, with re-pointing capabilities of 20 - 40 s compared with the {approx} 10 min. of HESS and the few degrees per minute of VERITAS. Since the beginning of the GRB observation (April 2005) it observed a dozen of GRBs and set upper limits on their VHE emission. Most of them were triggered by SWIFT and have therefore quite a large z value. This can be one of the reasons why only upper limits could be set. As MAGIC has the lowest energy threshold among Cherenkov telescopes partially overlapping with GLAST, the simultaneous observation of GRBs by GLAST and MAGIC allows a continuous observation from 10 keV to 10 TeV.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Dipartimento di Fisica - Universita di Padova, Via Marzolo 8 - 35131 Padova (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057316
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 906; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Stockholm symposium on GRB's: Gamma-ray bursts prospects for GLAST, Stockholm (Sweden), 1 Sep 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2737417; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). MAGIC Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; COSMIC PHOTONS; GAMMA ASTRONOMY; GAMMA RADIATION; PHOTON EMISSION; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; TEV RANGE

Citation Formats

Bastieri, Denis, and INFN Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8 - 35131 Padova. Prompt VHE Observations of GRBs by MAGIC. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2737417.
Bastieri, Denis, & INFN Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8 - 35131 Padova. Prompt VHE Observations of GRBs by MAGIC. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2737417.
Bastieri, Denis, and INFN Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8 - 35131 Padova. Tue . "Prompt VHE Observations of GRBs by MAGIC". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2737417.
@article{osti_21057316,
title = {Prompt VHE Observations of GRBs by MAGIC},
author = {Bastieri, Denis and INFN Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8 - 35131 Padova},
abstractNote = {MAGIC is the fastest slewing Cherenkov telescope, with re-pointing capabilities of 20 - 40 s compared with the {approx} 10 min. of HESS and the few degrees per minute of VERITAS. Since the beginning of the GRB observation (April 2005) it observed a dozen of GRBs and set upper limits on their VHE emission. Most of them were triggered by SWIFT and have therefore quite a large z value. This can be one of the reasons why only upper limits could be set. As MAGIC has the lowest energy threshold among Cherenkov telescopes partially overlapping with GLAST, the simultaneous observation of GRBs by GLAST and MAGIC allows a continuous observation from 10 keV to 10 TeV.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2737417},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 906,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}