AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Discovery of the Optical Afterglow for GRB030323

Volume 32 number 1 (2004)

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Arne A. Henden
USRA/USNO
A. Gilmore
P. Kilmartin
Department

Abstract

GRB030323 is a distant (z =.371) Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) with an optical afterglow. The afterglow was discovered by AAVSO members and was the first afterglow discovered through the AAVSO International High Energy Network. This paper describes the discovery and provides a finding chart and a light curve of the afterglow.