Light Curve of a Gamma-ray Burst

Light curve of the gamma-ray burst of 7 June 2006, GRB 060607A. The red dots are the data obtained with the REM telescope observing the afterglow (in the near-infrared H-band) of the burst from 73 seconds after the explosion. The blue line is a fit to the data, allowing the astronomers to determine the peak of the light curve and so, derive the velocity of the material.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0726b
Type:Chart
Release date:12 June 2007
Related releases:eso0726
Size:1600 x 1646 px

About the Object

Name:GRB 060607A
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
Distance:z=3.075 (redshift)
Category:Cosmology

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Infrared
H
Rapid Eye Mount telescope

 

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