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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) 593 - 594
Published online 15 September 1999
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999365

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 593-594

Background problems in optical transient searches

R. Hudec

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Astronomical Institute, CZ-251 65 Ondrejov, Czech Republic

Received January 21; accepted May 10, 1999


The optical transient (OT) searches are heavily affected, especially at low magnitudes, by background. I will discuss the most important sources of this background, and suggest a suitable strategy for searches for optical afterglows of GRBs in optical.

Key words: gamma-ray: bursts

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