Volume 441, Number 3, October III 2005
|Page(s)||975 - 979|
|Published online||23 September 2005|
The search for the host galaxy of the gamma-ray burst GRB 000214
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Apartado de Correos, 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Nikolaev State University, Nikolska 24, 54030 Nikolaev, Ukraine
3 Universidad de Jaén, Departamento de Física (EPS), Virgen de la Cabeza, 2, 23071 Jaén, Spain
4 Astronomical Observatory, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 København Ø , Denmark
5 Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Sternwarte 5, 07778 Tautenburg, Germany
6 Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR, Sezione di Bologna, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
7 University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Accepted: 3 June 2005
We present UBVRI-band observations taken ~300 days after the BeppoSAX γ-ray burst GRB 000214. This GRB did not show a detectable optical afterglow; however, due to the localization of a previously unknown, fading X-ray source at a tentative redshift in the range 0.37–0.47, we searched with the ESO 3.6 m telescope for objects with photometric redshifts consistent with the mentioned X-ray redshift range. We report four host galaxy candidates, which might be the subject of future spectroscopic observations, in order to confirm their redshifts.
Key words: gamma rays: bursts / techniques: photometric / cosmology: observations
© ESO, 2005
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