Results from the First Two Years of the BATSE/COMP-TEL/NMSU $\gamma$-ray Burst Rapid Response Network
Session 15 -- Gamma Ray Bursts
Display presentation, Monday, 9, 1995, 9:20am - 6:30pm

## [15.03] Results from the First Two Years of the BATSE/COMP-TEL/NMSU $\gamma$-ray Burst Rapid Response Network

B. J. McNamara (NMSU), T. E. Harrison (NMSU), J. Ryan (UNH), R. M. Kippen (UNH), K. Bennett (ESTEC), J. Greiner (Max-Planck-Institut)

The BATSE/COMPTEL/NMSU Rapid Response Network (RRN) was formed to provide rapid follow-up of $\gamma$-ray bursts imaged by the COMPTEL instrument on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. The RRN consists of $\approx$ 25 professional observatories located around the world spanning both northern and southern hemispheres. Also included in the RRN is the Airforce GEODSS network. The goal of the RRN is to perform optical and radio observations of COMPTEL error boxes as soon after the burst as possible.

We report on the results from the first two years of operations of the RRN. In this period, the network has been alerted to 18 $\gamma$-ray bursts. We report on the results from the follow-up of these 18 bursts.