Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 138, Issue 1, pp 155–171 | Cite as

Search for optical counterparts of gamma-ray burst sources

  • J. Greiner
  • J. Flohrer
  • W. Wenzel
  • T. Lehmann
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Abstract

The examination of nearly 9600 archival photographic plates covering six gamma-ray burst error boxes has unveiled several star-like images. Unfortunately, the reality of none of these images can be proved by duplicate plates.

A laboratory test was performed to get a more detailed estimation of the number of plate faults. The result emphasizes the necessity of duplicate synchronous plates to exclude plate defects.

Keywords

Laboratory Test Photographic Plate Detailed Estimation Burst Error Optical Counterpart 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Greiner
    • 1
  • J. Flohrer
    • 1
  • W. Wenzel
    • 2
  • T. Lehmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Kosmosforschung der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDRBerlinG.D.R.
  2. 2.Zentralinstitut für Astrophysik der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDRSternwarte SonnebergG.D.R.
  3. 3.Sektion PhysikFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaG.D.R.

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