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Determining the energy output of a GRB


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Well the apparent luminosity is just the number of photons you capture per time. The energy you get from the individual energy spread of the photons.

So you might get a spectrum like this

GLAST_GRB_multiwavelength.jpg

Gamma ray telescopes don't have a great resolution, as its very hard to bring them to a focus, so need special "mirrors" which aren't really mirrors but more like pipes.

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