Combined Swift BAT-XRT lightcurves

P. Veres, Z. Bagoly, J. Kelemen, J. R̂ípa

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With the early afterglow localizations of gamma-ray burst positions made by Swift, the clear delimitation of the prompt phase and the afterglow is not so obvious any more. It is important to see weather the two phases have the same origin or they stem from different parts of the progenitor system. We will combine the two kinds of gamma-ray burst data from the Swift-XRT instrument (windowed timing and photon counting modes) and from BAT. A thorough desription of the applied procedure is given. We apply various binning techniques to the different data: Bayes blocks, exponential binning and signal-to-noise type of binning. We present a handful of lightcurves and some possible applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGamma-Ray Burst - 6th Huntsville Symposium
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2009
Event6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Bursts - Huntsville, AL, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 23 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Bursts
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL


  • γ-ray bursts
  • γ-ray sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Veres, P., Bagoly, Z., Kelemen, J., & R̂ípa, J. (2009). Combined Swift BAT-XRT lightcurves. In Gamma-Ray Burst - 6th Huntsville Symposium (pp. 443-445). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1133).