The TAROT archive: Rising afterglows

B. Gendre, A. Corsi, S. Cutini, B. Preger, A. Klotz, G. Stratta, J. L. Atteia, M. Boer, F. Daigne, R. Motchkovitch, L. Piro

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The TAROT telescopes (Télescopes à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires) are two robotic observatories designed to observe the prompt optical emission counterpart and the early afterglow of gamma ray bursts (GRBs). We present the multi-wavelength study of those gamma-ray bursts observed by TAROT. These events are characterized by the presence at early time of a rising in their optical light curves lasting a few hundred of seconds. In one case (GRB 060904B), a flare occurs at similar time in the X-ray band, while in the other cases the X-ray light curves appear smooth during the optical rise. We investigate the possible nature of this behavior and conclude that a multi-component emission is mandatory to explain the optical-to-X-ray afterglow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGamma-Ray Burst - 6th Huntsville Symposium
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 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


Conference6th Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Bursts
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL


  • Bursts
  • Gamma-ray


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