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dc.contributor.authorWiersema, K.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Horst, A.
dc.contributor.authorKann, D.
dc.contributor.authorRol, E.
dc.contributor.authorStarling, R.
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Peter
dc.contributor.authorGorosabel, J.
dc.contributor.authorLevan, A.
dc.contributor.authorFynbo, J.
dc.contributor.authorde Ugarte Postigo, A.
dc.contributor.authorWijers, R.
dc.contributor.authorCastro-Tirado, A.
dc.contributor.authorGuziy, S.
dc.contributor.authorHornstrup, A.
dc.contributor.authorHjorth, J.
dc.contributor.authorJelínek, M.
dc.contributor.authorJensen, B.
dc.contributor.authorKidger, M.
dc.contributor.authorMartín-Luis, F.
dc.contributor.authorTanvir, N.
dc.contributor.authorTristram, P.
dc.contributor.authorVreeswijk, P.
dc.identifier.citationWiersema, K. and van der Horst, A. and Kann, D. and Rol, E. and Starling, R. and Curran, P. and Gorosabel, J. et al. 2008. Spectroscopy and multiband photometry of the afterglow of intermediate duration ?-ray burst GRB040924 and its host galaxy. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 481: pp. 319-326.

Aims. We present optical photometry and spectroscopy of the afterglow and host galaxy of gamma-ray burst GRB040924. This GRBhad a rather short duration of T90 ~ 2.4 s, and a well sampled optical afterglow light curve. We aim to use this dataset to find furtherevidence that this burst is consistent with a massive star core-collapse progenitor.Methods. We combine the afterglow data reported here with those from the literature and compare the host properties with surveydata.Results. We find that the global behaviour of the optical afterglow is well fit by a broken power-law, with a break at ~0.03 days. Wedetermine the redshift z = 0.858 ± 0.001 from the detected emission lines in our spectrum. Using the spectrum and photometry wederive global properties of the host, showing it to have similar properties to other long GRB hosts.We detect the [Ne iii] emission linein the spectrum, and compare the fluxes of this line of a sample of 15 long GRB host galaxies with survey data, showing the long GRBhosts to be comparable to local metal-poor emission line galaxies in their [Ne iii] emission. We fit the supernova bump accompanyingthis burst, and find that it is similar to other long GRB supernova bumps, but fainter.Conclusions. All properties of GRB 040924 (the associated supernova, the spectrum and SED of host and afterglow) are consistentwith an origin in the core-collapse of a massive star.

dc.publisherEDP Sciences
dc.subjectgalaxies: distances and redshifts
dc.subjectcosmology: observations
dc.subjectgamma rays: bursts
dc.titleSpectroscopy and multiband photometry of the afterglow of intermediate duration ?-ray burst GRB040924 and its host galaxy
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAstronomy and Astrophysics
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