Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
|Page(s)||593 - 594|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
Background problems in optical transient searches
Astronomical Institute, CZ-251 65 Ondřejov, Czech Republic
Send offprint request to: R. Hudec
Accepted: 10 May 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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