Skip to main content
New Announcement Feature, Code of Conduct, Circular Revisions. See news and announcements

GCN Circular 7502

GRB 080319B: TORTORA light curve
2008-03-21T19:54:17Z (16 years ago)
Sergey Karpov at SAO RAS <>
S. Karpov, G. Beskin (SAO RAS, Russia), S. Bondar (RIPI, Russia), C. Bartolini,
G. Greco, A. Guarnieri, A. Piccioni (Astronomy Department of Bologna
University, Italy), D. Nanni, F. Terra (Second University of Roma "Tor
Vergata", Italy), E. Molinari, G. Chincarini, F.M. Zerbi, S. Covino, V. Testa
(Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy), G. Tosti (Universita di Perugia,
Italy), F. Vitali, L.A. Antonelli (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy),
P. Conconi, G.  Cutispoto (Osservatorio Astronomico di Catania, Italy),
G. Malaspina (Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy), L. Nicastro (Istituto
di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Palermo, Italy), E. Palazzi (Istituto
di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Bologna, Italy), E. Meurs (Dunsink
Observatory, Ireland), P.  Goldoni (Observatori Astronomic - Universitat de
Valencia Edificio de Institutos de Investigacion, Spain)

report on behalf of TORTOREM team:

Following GCN 7452 we publish a preliminary light curve of GRB 080319b with
reduced temporal resolution (10 frames time binning, 1.3 seconds effective
exposure, no gaps between frames). The photometry is performed in instrumental
system and calibrated towards the V magnitudes of nearby Tycho2 stars. The
light curve is available online at

The light curve shows fast (~5 seconds) uprise towards the peak V=5.5 at T+23,
complex multi-peak structure till T+50 and featureless decay then. In total,
the transient has been visible for ~65 seconds; 6 seconds in the T+30 - T+36
interval are currently excluded from the analysis due to repointing of REM
telescope at that time.

The light curve is consistent with the one published by Pi of the Sky (Cwiok et
al, GCN 7445).

The video sequence of the data is available at

and with reduced temporal resolution at

The results of analysis of full-resolution (0.13s exposure) data will be
published later.
Looking for U.S. government information and services? Visit