Galactic and extragalactic hydrogen in the X-ray spectra of Gamma Ray Bursts

I. Rácz, Z. Bagoly, L. V. Tóth, L. Balázs, I. Horváth, S. Pintér

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Abstract

Two types of emission can be observed from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs): the prompt emission from the central engine which can be observed in gamma or X-ray (as a low energy tail) and the afterglow from the environment in X-ray and at shorter frequencies. We examined the Swift XRT spectra with the XSPEC software. The correct estimation of the galactic interstellar medium is very important because we observe the host emission together with the galactic hydrogen absorption. We found that the estimated intrinsic hydrogen column density and the X-ray ux depend heavily on the redshift and the galactic foreground hydrogen. We also found that the initial parameters of the iteration and the cosmological parameters did not have much effect on the fitting result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-107
Number of pages8
JournalContributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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Galactic and extragalactic hydrogen in the X-ray spectra of Gamma Ray Bursts. / Rácz, I.; Bagoly, Z.; Tóth, L. V.; Balázs, L.; Horváth, I.; Pintér, S.

In: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.01.2017, p. 100-107.

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