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Spectroscopy of the short-hard GRB 130603B

de Ugarte Postigo, A. and Thöne, C. C. and Rowlinson, A. and García-Benito, R. and Levan, A. J. and Gorosabel, J. and Goldoni, P. and Schulze, S. and Zafar, T. and Wiersema, K. and Sánchez-Ramírez, R. and Melandri, A. and D’Avanzo, P. and Oates, S. and D’Elia, V. and De Pasquale, M. and Krühler, T. and van der Horst, A. J. and Xu, D. and Watson, D. and Piranomonte, S. and Vergani, S. D. and Milvang-Jensen, B. and Kaper, L. and Malesani, D. and Fynbo, J. P. U. and Cano, Z. and Covino, S. and Flores, H. and Greiss, S. and Hammer, F. and Hartoog, O. E. and Hellmich, S. and Heuser, C. and Hjorth, J. and Jakobsson, P. and Mottola, S. and Sparre, M. and Sollerman, J. and Tagliaferri, G. and Tanvir, N. R. and Vestergaard, M. and Wijers, R. A. M. J. (2014) Spectroscopy of the short-hard GRB 130603B. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 563 (A62), A62. EDP Sciences. DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201322985 ISSN 0004-6361

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201322985

Abstract

Context. Short duration gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) are thought to be related to the violent merger of compact objects, such as neutron stars or black holes, which makes them promising sources of gravitational waves. The detection of a "kilonova"-likesignature associated to the Swift-detected GRB 130603B has suggested that this event is the result of a compact object merger. Aims: Our knowledge on SGRB has been, until now, mostly based on the absence of supernova signatures and the analysis of the host galaxies to which they cannot always be securely associated. Further progress has been significantly hampered by the faintness and rapid fading of their optical counterparts (afterglows), which has so far precluded spectroscopy of such events. Afterglow spectroscopy is the key tool to firmly determine the distance at which the burst was produced, crucial to understand its physics, and study its local environment. Methods: Here we present the first spectra of a prototypical SGRB afterglow in which both absorption and emission features are clearly detected. Together with multi-wavelength photometry we study the host and environment of GRB 130603B. Results: From these spectra we determine the redshift of the burst to be z = 0.3565 ± 0.0002, measure rich dynamics both in absorption and emission, and a substantial line of sight extinction of AV = 0.86 ± 0.15 mag. The GRB was located at the edge of a disrupted arm of a moderately star forming galaxy with near-solar metallicity. Unlike for most long GRBs (LGRBs), NHX/AV is consistent with the Galactic ratio, indicating that the explosion site differs from those found in LGRBs. Conclusions: The merger is not associated with the most star-forming region of the galaxy; however, it did occur in a dense region, implying a rapid merger or a low natal kick velocity for the compact object binary.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90948/
Document Type:Article
Title:Spectroscopy of the short-hard GRB 130603B
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
de Ugarte Postigo, A.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, E-18008, Granada, Spain. adeugartepostigo (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Thöne, C. C.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, E-18008, Granada, Spain.UNSPECIFIED
Rowlinson, A.Astronomical Institute ’Anton Pannekoek’, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.UNSPECIFIED
García-Benito, R.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, E-18008, Granada, Spain.UNSPECIFIED
Levan, A. J.Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom.UNSPECIFIED
Gorosabel, J.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, E-18008, Granada, Spain.UNSPECIFIED
Goldoni, P.APC, Univ. Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Obs. de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France.UNSPECIFIED
Schulze, S.Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile.UNSPECIFIED
Zafar, T.Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille) UMR 7326, 13388, Marseille, France.UNSPECIFIED
Wiersema, K.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kindom.UNSPECIFIED
Sánchez-Ramírez, R.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, E-18008, Granada, Spain.UNSPECIFIED
Melandri, A.INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via E. Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
D’Avanzo, P.INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via E. Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
Oates, S.Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT, United Kingdom.UNSPECIFIED
D’Elia, V.ASI - Science Data Center, via Galileo Galilei, 00044, Frascati, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
De Pasquale, M.Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT, United Kingdom.UNSPECIFIED
Krühler, T.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
van der Horst, A. J.Astronomical Institute ’Anton Pannekoek’, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.UNSPECIFIED
Xu, D.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Watson, D.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Piranomonte, S.INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Via Frascati 33, I-00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
Vergani, S. D.Laboratoire GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS-UMR8111, Univ. Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France.UNSPECIFIED
Milvang-Jensen, B.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Kaper, L.Astronomical Institute ’Anton Pannekoek’, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.UNSPECIFIED
Malesani, D.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Fynbo, J. P. U.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Cano, Z.Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology, Science Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.UNSPECIFIED
Covino, S.INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via E. Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
Flores, H.Laboratoire GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS-UMR8111, Univ. Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France.UNSPECIFIED
Greiss, S.Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom.UNSPECIFIED
Hammer, F.Laboratoire GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS-UMR8111, Univ. Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France.UNSPECIFIED
Hartoog, O. E.Astronomical Institute ’Anton Pannekoek’, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.UNSPECIFIED
Hellmich, S.stephan.hellmich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Heuser, C.Dr. Karl Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, Astronomical Institute, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Sternwartstr.UNSPECIFIED
Hjorth, J.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Jakobsson, P.Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology, Science Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.UNSPECIFIED
Mottola, S.stefano.mottola (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sparre, M.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Sollerman, J.Department of Astronomy, AlbaNova Science Center, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.UNSPECIFIED
Tagliaferri, G.INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via E. Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
Tanvir, N. R.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kindom.UNSPECIFIED
Vestergaard, M.Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, Copenhagen Ø, D-2100, Denmark.UNSPECIFIED
Wijers, R. A. M. J.Astronomical Institute ’Anton Pannekoek’, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.UNSPECIFIED
Date:10 March 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Astronomy & Astrophysics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:563
DOI :10.1051/0004-6361/201322985
Page Range:A62
Publisher:EDP Sciences
ISSN:0004-6361
Status:Published
Keywords:gamma-ray burst: individual: GRB 130603B, galaxies: distances and redshifts, galaxies: stellar content, galaxies: spiral
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Deposited By: Hellmich, Stephan
Deposited On:19 Nov 2014 06:59
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:22

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