Gamma-ray Burst 970228: Score !

The BeppoSAX Gamma Ray Burst Monitor (GRBM) was triggered on Feb. 28.12362 UT. The moderate intense Gamma Ray Burst lasted about 80 sec. While BATSE was behind the Earth, Ulysses and TGRS have also detected this GRB. Quick follow-up pointings with the NFI on BeppoSAX (8 hours and 3 days after the GRB) find for the first time a fading X-ray source within the GRB error box! In addition, also a variable optical counterpart has been discovered! Here you find some information on the follow-up observations of the BeppoSAX GRB 970228.

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Results of Observations
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