Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
|Page(s)||489 - 490|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
Optical counterparts of cosmological GRBs due to heating of ISM in the parent galaxy
Space Research Institute, Profsoyuznaya 84/32, 117810 Moscow, Russia
2 Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Universitetskij pr. 13, 119899 Moscow, Russia
Send offprint request to: A.N. Timokhin
Accepted: 5 July 1999
We investigated influence of cosmological GRB on the surrounding interstellar medium. It was shown that γ-radiation from the burst heats interstellar gas to the temperatures K up to the distance pc. For high density ISM, optical and UV radiation of the heated, gas can be observed on the Earth several years as a GRB's counterpart.
Key words: gamma-rays: bursts
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