ROSAT Wide Field Camera search for XUV counterparts of GRB and optical transients
We have searched the ROSAT Wide Field Camera (WFC) all sky survey for possible steady state XUV counterparts within well located (< 5 arc-min) GRB and Optical Transient (OT) error boxes. In a search of the error boxes of 12 GRB and 9 OT, we found no evidence for such emission down to a limiting flux of ∼ 10 -11 ergs cm -2 s -1 (2 × 10 -4 counts s arcmin -2 ). Combining our GRB results and assuming a simple neutron star black body model, our results suggest a minimum population distance of 30 pc for a temperature of 10 5 K and 100 pc for a 10 6 K temperature.
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AIP Conference Proceedings
Owens, A., Sembay, S., Sims, M., Wells, A., & Schaefer, B. (1993). ROSAT Wide Field Camera search for XUV counterparts of GRB and optical transients. AIP Conference Proceedings, 280, 798-802. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.44223