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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999
Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
Page(s) 395 - 398
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999283

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 395-398

Observed properties of gamma-ray bursts

G.J. Fishman

Space Sciences Laboratory, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, U.S.A.

Received January 21; accepted April 28, 1999


The observed temporal and spectral characteristics and the spatial distribution of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are summarized, primarily from data obtained with the BATSE experiment on the Compton Observatory. The availability of these data and the prospects for continued observations are also described.

Key words: gamma-rays: bursts

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