The TAROT archive: rising afterglows

B. Gendre, A. Corsi, S. Cutini, B. Preger, A. Klotz, G. Stratta, J. L. Atteia, M. Boer, F. Daigne, R. Motchkovitch, L. Piro

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The TAROT telescopes (Telescopes a Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires) are two robotic observatories designed to observe the prompt optical emission counterpart and the early afterglow of gamma ray bursts (GRBs). We present the multi-wavelength study of those gamma-ray bursts observed by TAROT. These events are characterized by the presence at early time of a rising in their optical light curves lasting a few hundred of seconds. In one case (GRB 06090413), a flare occurs at similar time in the X-ray band, while in the other cases the X-ray light curves appear smooth during the optical rise. We investigate the possible nature of this behavior and conclude that a multi-component emission is mandatory to explain the optical-to-X-ray afterglow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGAMMA-RAY BUSTS
EditorsC Meegan, N Gehrels, C Kouveliotou
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0670-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Burst - Huntsville, Albania
Duration: 20 Oct 200823 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


Conference6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Burst


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