GRB 060729

GRB 060729

Event type
Gamma-ray burst

Observation

Date
29 July 2006

Location

Constellation
Pictor

Right ascension
06h 21m 31.850s

Declination
−62° 22′ 12.69″

Epoch
J2000

Redshift
0.54±0.01

Characteristics

Energetics

See also

[edit on Wikidata]

GRB 060729 was a gamma-ray burst that was first observed on 29 July 2006. It is likely the signal of a type Ic supernova—the core collapse of a massive star.[1] It was also notable for its extraordinarily long X-ray afterglow, detectable 642 days (nearly two years) after the original event.[2] The event was remote, with a redshift of 0.54.[1]
References[edit]

Citations

^ a b Cano et al. 2011.
^ Grupe et al. 2010.

Sources

Cano, Z.; et al. (2011). “A Tale of Two GRB-SNe at a Common Redshift of z=0.54”. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 413 (1): 669–85. arXiv:1012.1466. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.413..669C. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18164.x. 
Grupe, D.; et al. (2010). “Late-Time Detections of the X-Ray Afterglow of GRB 060729 with Chandra—The Latest Detections Ever of an X-Ray Afterglow”. The Astrophysical Journal. 711 (2): 1008–1016. arXiv:0903.1258. Bibcode:2010ApJ…711.1008G. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/711/2/1008.