GRB 070724B: The first gamma ray burst localized by SuperAGILE and its Swift X-ray afterglow

E. Del Monte, M. Feroci, L. Pacciani, Y. Evangelista, I. Donnarumma, P. Soffitta, E. Costa, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, M. Rapisarda, A. Argan, G. Barbiellini, M. Basset, A. Bulgarelli, P. Caraveo, A. Chen, G. Di Cocco, L. Foggetta, F. Fuschino, M. GalliF. Gianotti, A. Giuliani, C. Labanti, P. Lipari, F. Longo, M. Marisaldi, F. Mauri, S. Mereghetti, A. Morselli, A. Pellizzoni, F. Perotti, P. Picozza, M. Prest, G. Pucella, M. Tavani, M. Trifoglio, A. Trois, E. Vallazza, S. Vercellone, V. Vittorini, A. Zambra, P. Romano, D.N. Burrows, G. Chincarini, N. Gehrels, V. La Parola, P.T. O'Brien, J.P. Osborne, B. Preger, C. Pittori, L.A. Antonelli, F. Verrecchia, P. Giommi, L. Salotti

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GRB 070724B is the first gamma ray burst localized by SuperAGILE, the hard X-ray monitor aboard the AGILE satellite. The coordinates of the event were published ∼ h after the trigger. The Swift X-Ray Telescope pointed at the SuperAGILE location and detected the X-ray afterglow inside the SuperAGILE error circle. The AGILE gamma-ray Tracker and Minicalorimeter did not detect any significant gamma ray emission associated with GRB 070724B in the MeV and GeV range, neither prompt nor delayed. Searches for the optical afterglow were performed by the Swift UVOT and the Palomar automated 60-inch telescopes, resulting in no significant detection. Similarly, the Very Large Array did not detect any radio afterglow. This is the first GRB event associated with an X-ray afterglow with a firm upper limit in the 100 MeV-30 GeV energy range. © 2008 ESO.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Del Monte, E., Feroci, M., Pacciani, L., Evangelista, Y., Donnarumma, I., Soffitta, P., ... Salotti, L. (2008). GRB 070724B: The first gamma ray burst localized by SuperAGILE and its Swift X-ray afterglow. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 478(1), -.