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Probing the nature of high-z short GRB 090426 with its early optical and X-ray afterglows
Xin, Li-Ping1; Liang, En-Wei2; Wei, Jian-Yan1; Zhang, Bing3; Lv, Hou-Jun2; Zheng, Wei-Kang4; Urata, Yuji5; Im, Myungshin6; Wang, Jing1; Qiu, Yu-Lei1; Deng, Jin-Song1; Huang, Kui-Yun5; Hu, Jing-Yao1; Jeon, Yiseul6; Li, Hua-Li1; Han, Xu-Hui1
2011
Source PublicationMONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume410Issue:1Pages:27-32
AbstractGRB 090426 is a short-duration burst detected by Swift (T-90 similar to 1.28 s in the observer frame and T-90 similar to 0.33s in the burst frame at z = 2.609). Its host galaxy properties and some gamma-ray-related correlations are analogous to those seen in long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), which are believed to be of a massive star origin (so-called Type II GRBs). We present the results of its early optical observations with the 0.8-m Tsinghua University-National Astronomical Observatory of China Telescope (TNT) at Xinglong Observatory and the 1-m LOAO telescope at Mt Lemmon Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona. Our well-sampled optical afterglow light curve covers from similar to 90 to 10(4) s after the GRB trigger. It shows two shallow decay episodes that are likely due to energy injection, which end at similar to 230 and 7100 s, respectively. The decay slopes after the injection phases are consistent with each other (alpha similar or equal to 1.22). The X-ray afterglow light curve appears to trace the optical, although the second energy-injection phase was missed due to visibility constraints introduced by the Swift orbit. The X-ray spectral index is beta(X) similar to 1.0 without temporal evolution. Its decay slope is consistent with the prediction of the forward shock model. Both X-ray and optical emission are consistent with being in the same spectral regime above the cooling frequency (nu(c)). The fact that nu(c) is below the optical band from the very early epoch of the observation provides a constraint on the burst environment, which is similar to that seen in classical long-duration GRBs. We therefore suggest that death of a massive star is the possible progenitor of this short burst.
KeywordGamma-ray Burst: Individual: Grb 090426 Gamma-rays: General
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17419.x
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000285250400003
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Identifierhttp://ir.bao.ac.cn/handle/114a11/8043
Collection空间科学研究部
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Natl Astron Observ, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China
2.Guangxi Univ, Dept Phys, Guangxi 530004, Peoples R China
3.Univ Nevada, Dept Phys & Astron, Las Vegas, NV 89154 USA
4.Univ Michigan, Dept Phys, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
5.Acad Sinica, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Taipei 106, Taiwan
6.Seoul Natl Univ, FPRD, Dept Phys & Astron, Ctr Explorat Origin Universe, Seoul, South Korea
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Xin, Li-Ping,Liang, En-Wei,Wei, Jian-Yan,et al. Probing the nature of high-z short GRB 090426 with its early optical and X-ray afterglows[J]. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY,2011,410(1):27-32.
APA Xin, Li-Ping.,Liang, En-Wei.,Wei, Jian-Yan.,Zhang, Bing.,Lv, Hou-Jun.,...&Han, Xu-Hui.(2011).Probing the nature of high-z short GRB 090426 with its early optical and X-ray afterglows.MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY,410(1),27-32.
MLA Xin, Li-Ping,et al."Probing the nature of high-z short GRB 090426 with its early optical and X-ray afterglows".MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 410.1(2011):27-32.
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