Classification of Variable Objects for Search for GRB Candidates on Bamberg Photographic Plates

René Hudec, Fabian Kopel, Robert Macsics, Markus Hadwige, Ulrich Heber, Walter Cayé


We report on an ongoing study based on blink-comparison of more than 5000 Bamberg Observatory Southern Sky Patrol Plates performed within a continuation of a student high school project (Jugend Forscht). After a detailed analyses and classification, 6 non-classified objects were identified as emulsion defects, 19 as asteroids, 37 as variable stars, and 6 as real OT-GRB candidates.


astronomical photography; astronomical photographic plate archives; Gamma-Ray Bursts; optical transients; variable stars; asteroids

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague