GRB 080514B: the first high-energy AGILE burst with optical/NIR afterglow

Rossi, A.; Klose, S.; Ferrero, P.; Kann, D. A.; Schulze, S.; de Ugarte Postigo, A.; Greiner, J.; Schady, P.
Bibliographical reference

GAMMA-RAY BURST: Sixth Huntsville Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1133, pp. 58-60 (2009).

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2009
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The AGILE gamma-ray burst GRB 080514B was the first detected to have emission at energies above 30 MeV and an optical/NIR afterglow. Here we summarize the main results of our observing campaign based on optical/NIR follow-up observations of this event at several observatories, including the multi-channel imager GROND on La Silla and Swift UVOT. The data allowed us to determine a photometric redshift of for this event of z = 1.8-0.3+0.4.