High Energy Network News
Doroshenko, V. et al “Observations of GRO J1744−28 in quiescence with
XMM-Newton” September 2020, https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.13171
Bochenek, C, et al, “Localized FRBs are Consistent with Magnetar Progenitors
Formed in Core-Collapse Supernovae” September 2020,
High Energy Space-based and Ground-based Observatories
NASA 's Swift Spacecraft launched in November 2004
Computer rendering of the Swift satellite.
(Credit: NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet)
Other High Energy Phenomena
Gravitational waves are disturbances in the curvature of spacetime, generated by accelerated masses, that propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light.
Classes of High Energy Objects
Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
AGN is a catch-all term for most types of galaxies that have extremely bright and concentrated emission from their central regions. This light is believed to come from matter in the form of gas, dust, and even whole stars being sucked into the central black hole. As all of this material spirals in, it gets very hot and very bright, much brighter than the stars and other luminous material in the center of the galaxy.
Optical observations of GRB 130427A
We're pleased to note that GCN Circular #14490 has been published, detailing time-series photometry of the bright GRB 130427A by Patrick Wiggins. His observations provide a comprehensive record of the three hours of the early evolution of this incredibly bright afterglow.
Congratulations to Patrick on his observations!
Special Notice #296: Outburst of the BL Lac object 4C 11.69 == CTA 102
October 6, 2012: The BL Lac object 4C 11.69 (== CTA 102) was discovered in bright outburst by V. Larionov, D. Blinov, and S. Jorstad (St.
AAVSO High Energy Network: GRB 030329
Thanks to the Curry Foundation and NASA for support of the AAVSO International High Energy Network. Thanks to all the observers across the world for their hard work.
AAVSO International High Energy Network: Our Successes!
Detections, near detections, and upper limits of GRB afterglow fields by AAVSO High Energy Network Members
GRB130427A photometry by P. Wiggins
GRB110918A photometry by A. Oksanen, C. Harlingten, B. Schaefer, and M. Templeton