Host galaxy statistics
CASS 0424, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, U.S.A.
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, U.S.A.
3 Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, U.S.A.
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Accepted: 24 February 1999
The galaxies observed within the error boxes of gamma-ray bursts are inconsistent with the host galaxies predicted by the simplest "minimal” cosmological model where bursts emit ergs but are consistent with a standard candle energy of ergs (if radiated isotropically). Although these calculations utilize the host galaxy data but not the burst intensities, we have developed the methodology to use all the available observations to model the redshift and intensity distributions.
Key words: gamma-rays: bursts / methods: statistical
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1999