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Gamma-ray burst (GRB) 120729A was detected by Swift/BAT and Fermi/GBM, and then rapidly observed by Swift/XRT, Swift/UVOT, and ground-based telescopes. It had a single long and smooth \gamma-ray emission pulse, which extends continuously to the X-rays. We report Lick/KAIT observations of the source, and make temporal and spectral joint fits of the multiwavelength light curves of GRB 120729A. It exhibits achromatic light-curve behavior, consistent with the predictions of the external shock model. The light curves are decomposed into four typical phases: onset bump (Phase I), normal decay (Phase II), shallow decay (Phase III), and post-jet break (Phase IV). The spectral energy distribution (SED) evolves from prompt \gamma-ray emission to the afterglow with photon index from Γγ=1.36 to Γ≈1.75. There is no obvious evolution of the SED during the afterglow. ...(Please see article full tet for complete abstract.)
Gamma-ray burst: General; Gamma-ray burst: Individual (GRB 120729A); Methods: Observational; Radiation mechanisms: Non-thermal
Astrophysics and Astronomy
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Filippenko, A. V.,
GRB 120729A: External Shock Origin for Both the Prompt Gamma-Ray Emission and Afterglow.
The Astrophysical Journal, 859(2),