GRB 080407: An ultra-long burst discovered by the IPN

V. Pal’shin, K. Hurley, J. Goldsten, I. G. Mitrofanov, W. Boynton, A. Von Kienlin, J. Cummings, M. Feroci, R. Aptekar, D. Frederiks, S. Golenetskii, E. Mazets, D. Svinkin, D. Golovin, M. L. Litvak, A. B. Sanin, C. Fellows, K. Harshman, R. Starr, A. RauX. Zhang, V. Savchenko, S. D. Barthelmy, N. Gehrels, H. Krimm, D. Palmer, E. Del Monte, M. Marisaldi

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We present observations of the extremely long GRB 080704 obtained with the instruments of the Interplanetary Network (IPN). The observations reveal two distinct emission episodes, separated by a -1500 s long period of quiescence. The total burst duration is about 2100 s. We compare the temporal and spectral characteristics of this burst with those obtained for other ultra-long GRBs and discuss these characteristics in the context of different models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 Gamma-Ray Bursts Conference, GRB 2012 - Munich, Germany
Duration: May 7 2012May 11 2012

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