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The Faint Optical Afterglow and Host Galaxy of GRB 020124: Implications for the Nature of Dark Gamma-ray Bursts

Berger, Edo; Kulkarni, Shrinivas R; Bloom, J S; Price, Paul; Fox, Derek B; Frail, Dale A; Axelrod, Tim; Chevalier, Roger A; Colbert, E; Costa, E; Djorgovski, S G; Frontera, F; Galama, T J; Halpern, J.; Harrison, F A; Holtzman, Jon A; Hurley, K C; Kimble, Randy A; McCarthy, P J; Piro, L; Reichart, D E; Ricker, G R; Sari, R; Schmidt, Brian; Wheeler, J Craig; Vanderppek, R; Yost, S A


We present ground-based optical observations of GRB 020124 starting 1.6 hr after the burst, as well as subsequent Very Large Array and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations. The optical afterglow of GRB 020124 is one of the faintest afterglows detected to date, and it exhibits a relatively rapid decay, Fv ∝ t-1.60±0.04, followed by further steepening. In addition, a weak radio source was found coincident with the optical afterglow. The HST observations reveal that a positionally coincident...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/344262
Access Rights: Open Access


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