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Type: Conference paper
Title: The H.E.S.S. II GRB observation scheme
Author: Parsons, R.
Schüssler, F.
Garrigoux, T.
Balzer, A.
Füssling, M.
Hoischen, C.
Holler, M.
Mitchell, A.
Pühlhofer, G.
Rowell, G.
Wagner, S.
Bissaldi, E.
O'Brien, P.
Tam, P.
H.E.S.S. Collaboration
Citation: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017 / Aharonian, F., Hofmann, W., Rieger, F. (ed./s), vol.1792, pp.050034-1-050034-5
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Issue Date: 2017
Series/Report no.: AIP Conference Proceedings; 1792
ISBN: 9780735414563
ISSN: 0094-243X
Conference Name: 6th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Gamma2016) (11 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016 : Heidelberg, GERMANY)
Editor: Aharonian, F.
Hofmann, W.
Rieger, F.
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R.D. Parsons, F. Schüssler, T. Garrigoux, A. Balzer, M. Füssling, C. Hoischen, M. Holler, A. Mitchell, G. Pühlhofer, G. Rowell, S. Wagner, E. Bissaldi, P. O'Brien, P.H.T. Tam and the H.E.S.S. Collaboration
Abstract: Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the Universe’s most enigmatic and exotic events. However, at energies above 10 GeV their behaviour remains largely unknown. Although space based telescopes such as the Fermi-LAT have been able to detect GRBs in this energy range, their photon statistics are limited by the small detector size. Such limitations are not present in ground based gamma-ray telescopes such as the H.E.S.S. experiment, which has now entered its second phase with the addition of a large 600 m2 telescope to the centre of the array. Such a large telescope allows H.E.S.S. to access the sub 100-GeV energy range while still maintaining a large effective collection area, helping to potentially probe the short timescale emission of these events. We present a description of the H.E.S.S. GRB observation programme, summarising the performance of the rapid GRB repointing system and the conditions under which GRB observations are initiated. Additionally we will report on the GRB follow-ups made during the 2014-15 observation campaigns.
Rights: © The author(s). © AIP Publishing LLC Proceedings issue.
DOI: 10.1063/1.4968980
Grant ID: ARC
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