Background problems in optical transient searches
Astronomical Institute, CZ-251 65 Ondřejov, Czech Republic
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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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