Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 231, Issue 1–2, pp 285–288 | Cite as

Transient events in the COBE database simultaneous with gamma ray bursts

  • TJ. Romke Bontekoe
  • Christoph Winkler
  • J. Gregory Stacy
  • Peter D. Jackson
Session E GRB Locations and Counterparts


We are investigating the COBE DMR data at instances of known γ-ray bursts (GRBs) when any of the six DMR horn directions was coincident with the direction of a burst. The BATSE instrument on board GRO has detected 207 bursts during the eight-month period of overlap corresponding to the current release of COBE data. The odds of a GRB occurring within the DMR field of view are near one coincidence per year. Here we report on one such serendipitous observation in 1991, GRB 911226, for which a detailed analysis is currently in progress.

Key words

COBE GRB 911226 Serendipity 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • TJ. Romke Bontekoe
    • 1
  • Christoph Winkler
    • 2
  • J. Gregory Stacy
    • 3
  • Peter D. Jackson
    • 4
  1. 1.Bontekoe Data ConsultancyLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Astrophysics DivisionESANoordwijkThe Netherlands
  3. 3.U. New HampshireSpace Science CenterDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Hughes STX Corp.LanhamUSA

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