Long-term flaring activity of XRF 011030 observed with BeppoSAX
Istituto Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica - Sezione di Roma, INAF, via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100-00113 Roma, Italy e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 18 March 2006
We present the spectral and temporal analysis of the X-ray flash XRF 011030 observed with BeppoSAX. This event is characterized by a very long X-ray bursting activity that lasts about 1500 s, one of the longest ever observed by BeppoSAX. In particular, a precursor and a late flare are present in the light curve. We connect the late X-ray flare observed at about 1300 s to the afterglow emission observed by Chandra and associate it with the onset of the afterglow emission in the framework of external shock by a long duration engine activity. We find that the late X-ray flare and the broadband afterglow data, including optical and radio measurements, are consistent either with a fireball expanding in a wind environment or with a jetted fireball in an ISM.
Key words: radiation mechanism: non-thermal / gamma rays: bursts
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