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Auto-import of gamma-ray bursts or other transient events

Peter Kretschmar 2 years ago • updated by anonymous 2 years ago 1

The Gamma-ray Coordinates Network (GCN) or Transient Astronomy Network (TAN) distributes information about gamma-ray bursts or other transient events in (near-real) time via different services, including VOEvents.

https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/

It could be interesting for multi-wavelength follow-up campaigns to have an interface allowing view of burst/transient positions in ESASky, including the reported position uncertainties and which is built automatically from the GCN/TAN alerts. The view should evidently allow filtering on categories like time, event category, source ...


This is an idea for the longer term.

Under review

Thanks Peter, that is a good suggestion. We will add this to the backlog and discuss with you a possible incremental implementation of this feature that can see the light earlier than the full idea..