AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 19 GRB and SGR
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-7:00pm, January 9, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[19.07] Searching for GRB Emission above 100 GeV with STACEE

A. Jarvis, J. Ball, J. Carson, R. A. Ong, J. Zweerink (UCLA), D. A. Williams (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, UCSC), D. A. Bramel, R. Mukherjee (Columbia University), C. E. Covault, D. D. Driscoll (Case Western Reserve University), P. Fortin, D. S. Hanna, J. Kildea, T. Lindner, C. Mueller, K. Ragan (McGill University), D. M. Gingrich (Centre for Subatomic Research, University of Alberta, Edmonton; TRIUMF), R. A. Scalzo (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

STACEE is an atmospheric Cherenkov detector that uses the large mirror area of a solar research facility to detect gamma rays above approximately 100 GeV. The low energy threshold of STACEE allows for the detection of gamma rays from higher redshifts than most other ground-based experiments. During the summer of 2004, the primary mirrors of the STACEE detector were outfitted with new motors that allow the detector to re-target to most observable GRB positions within one minute. We discuss the sensitivity of STACEE to high-energy gamma-ray emission from GRBs and preliminary results of observations.

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