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Discovery of the Optical Afterglow for GRB030323


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Arne A. Henden

USRA/USNO Flagstaff Station, P. O. Box 1149, Flagstaff, AZ 86002-1149


A. Gilmore

P. Kilmartin

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


Presented at the 92nd Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, April 26, 2003


Abstract  GRB030323 is a distant (z = 3.371) Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) with an optical afterglow. The afterglow was discovered by AAVSO members and was the first afterglow discovered through the AAVSO International High Energy Network. This paper describes the discovery and provides a finding chart and a light curve of the afterglow.

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