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Monster in the dark: The ultraluminous GRB 080607 and its dusty environment

Perley, D. A.; Morgan, A N; Updike, A; Yuan, Fang; Akerlof, C W; Miller, A A; Bloom, J S; Cenko, S Bradley; Li, W; Filippenko, Alexei; Prochaska, Jason; Kann, D A

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We present early-time optical through infrared photometry of the bright Swift gamma-ray burst (GRB) 080607, starting only 6 s following the initial trigger in the rest frame. Complemented by our previously published spectroscopy, this high-quality photometric data set allows us to solve for the extinction properties of the redshift 3.036 sightline, giving perhaps the most detailed information to date on the ultraviolet continuum absorption properties of any sightline outside our Local Group....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78479
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/141/2/36.

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