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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Eric
dc.contributor.authorLoeb, Abraham
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-27T13:18:28Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationWoods, Eric, and Abraham Loeb. 1998. “The Expected Rate of Gamma‐Ray Burst Afterglows in Supernova Searches.” The Astrophysical Journal 508 (2): 760–66. https://doi.org/10.1086/306437.
dc.identifier.issn2041-8205
dc.identifier.issn2041-8213
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41417367*
dc.description.abstractWe predict the rate at which gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows should be detected in supernova (SN) searches as a function of limiting flux. Although GRB afterglows are rarer than supernovae (SNs), they are detectable at greater distances because of their higher intrinsic luminosity. Assuming that GRBs trace the cosmic star formation history and that every GRB gives rise to a bright afterglow, we find that the average detection rate of SNs and afterglows should be comparable at limiting magnitudes brighter than K = 18. The actual rate of afterglows is expected to be somewhat lower since only a fraction of all gamma-ray-selected GRBs were observed to have associated afterglows. Hence, current and future SN searches can place strong constraints on the afterglow appearance fraction of GRB sources.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Society
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleThe Expected Rate of Gamma‐Ray Burst Afterglows in Supernova Searches
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalAstrophysical Journal Letters
dash.depositing.authorLoeb, Abraham::e022a3952362350ac8a0138f128a8be7::600
dc.date.available2019-09-27T13:18:28Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 58379
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/306437
dash.source.volume508;2
dash.source.page760-766


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