Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
|Page(s)||587 - 588|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
Catching the light curve of a flaring GRB. The opportunity offered by gravitational lensing
Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia
2 University of Galway, Ireland
3 Dipartimento di Astronomia, Università di Bologna, via Zamboni 33, I-40126 Bologna, Italy
4 Istituto Te.S.R.E., CNR, Bologna, Italy
Accepted: 3 June 1999
The photometric history of the events related to Gamma–Ray Bursts can be studied from the very beginning, or even before, if they are repeated (at least two times after the first event) by effect of gravitational lensing. These possibilities are analyzed for different kinds of lensing galaxies in the frame of their simple models.
Key words: gravitational lensing, gamma-rays: bursts
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