Discovery of the afterglow and host galaxy of the low-redshift short GRB 080905A

Antonia Rowlinson, Klass Wiersema, Andrew J Levan, Nial R Tanvir, Paul T O'Brien, Evert Rol, Jens Hjorth, Christina C Thone, Antonio de Ugarte Postigo, Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo, Pall Jakobsson, Claudio Pagani, Michael Stamatikos

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Abstract

We present the discovery of short GRB 080905A, its optical afterglow and host galaxy. Initially discovered by Swift, our deep optical observations enabled the identification of a faint optical afterglow, and subsequently a face-on spiral host galaxy underlying the GRB position, with a chance alignment probability of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383 - 391
Number of pages9
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume408
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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