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GCN Circular 3874

GRB 050824: Spectroscopic redshift from the VLT
2005-08-25T12:40:03Z (19 years ago)
Johan U. Fynbo at U.Copenhagen <>
GRB 050824: Spectroscopic redshift from the VLT

J. P. U. Fynbo, B. L. Jensen, J. Sollerman, J. Hjorth,
D. Watson, K. Pedersen, P. Jakobsson, J. M. Castro Cer�n
(DARK Cosmology Centre/Niels Bohr Institute), Javier Gorosabel
(IAA-CSIC) report:

"Using FORS2 on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) we have obtained 
spectra of the afterglow of GRB 050824 (GCN 3865, 3866) on 2005, 
Aug 25.4 UT. We detect [OII], [OIII], H-beta, and [NeIII] in emission 
and MgII in absorption, corresponding to a redshift of z=0.83.

We acknowledge excellent support from the Paranal staff, especially 
Emmanuel Jehin."
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