Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
|Page(s)||561 - 562|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
The BeppoSAX sub-second bursts project
BeppoSAX Scientific Operation Centre, Telespazio s.p.a., Via Corcolle 19, 00131 Roma, Italy
2 Space Research Organization Netherlands, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands
3 Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (CNR), Area Ricerca Roma Tor Vergata, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 00133 Roma, Italy
4 Istituto di Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (CNR), Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
5 BeppoSAX Science Data Centre, Telespazio s.p.a., Via Corcolle 19, 00131 Roma, Italy
Accepted: 22 June 1999
Sub-second GRBs have been identified as a separate class of gamma ray transients. However, despite recent advances in the field, sub-second GRB counterparts have yet to be found successfully. In order to explore the nature of these fast transients an on-line procedure is to be implemented at the BeppoSAX Scientific Operation Centre. The main objectives are the identification of true events and rapid position determination of their X-ray counterparts.
Key words: gamma-rays: bursts
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