# EXTINCTION

## Mapping the Interstellar Reddening and Extinction toward Baadetextquoterights Window Using Minimum Light Colors of ab-type RR Lyrae Stars: Revelations from the De-reddened Color-Magnitude Diagrams

We have obtained repeated images of six fields toward the Galactic bulge in five passbands (u, g, r, i, z) with the DECam imager on the Blanco 4 m telescope at CTIO. From more than 1.6 billion individual photometric measurements in the field centered …

## Evidence for dust destruction from the early-time colour change of GRB 120119A

We present broad-band observations and analysis of Swift gamma-ray burst (GRB) 120119A. Our early-time afterglow detections began under 15 s after the burst in the host frame (redshift z = 1.73), and they yield constraints on the burst energetics and …

## The Rise of SN 2014J in the Nearby Galaxy M82

We report on the discovery of SN 2014J in the nearby galaxy M82. Given its proximity, it offers the best opportunity to date to study a thermonuclear supernova (SN) over a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Optical, near-IR, and mid-IR …

## A Population of Massive, Luminous Galaxies Hosting Heavily Dust-obscured Gamma-Ray Bursts: Implications for the Use of GRBs as Tracers of Cosmic Star Formation

We present observations and analysis of the host galaxies of 23 heavily dust-obscured gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) observed by the Swift satellite during the years 2005-2009, representing all GRBs with an unambiguous host-frame extinction of A$_V$ > 1 …

## An empirical relation between sodium absorption and dust extinction

Dust extinction and reddening are ubiquitous in astronomical observations and are often a major source of systematic uncertainty. We present here a study of the correlation between extinction in the Milky Way and the equivalent width of the Na I D …

## The Properties of the 2175 ̊A Extinction Feature Discovered in GRB Afterglows

The unequivocal, spectroscopic detection of the 2175 ̊A bump in extinction curves outside the Local Group is rare. To date, the properties of the bump have been examined in only two gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows (GRB 070802 and GRB 080607). In …

## Monster in the Dark: The Ultraluminous GRB 080607 and Its Dusty Environment

We present early-time optical through infrared photometry of the bright Swift gamma-ray burst (GRB) 080607, starting only 6 s following the initial trigger in the rest frame. Complemented by our previously published spectroscopy, this high-quality …

## A Mature Dusty Star-forming Galaxy Hosting GRB 080607 at z = 3.036

We report the discovery of the host galaxy of Swift dark burst GRB 080607 at z $_GRB$ = 3.036. GRB 080607 is a unique case of a highly extinguished (A$_V$ ≈ 3 mag) afterglow that was yet sufficiently bright for high-quality absorption-line …

## Evidence for supernova-synthesized dust from the rising afterglow of GRB 071025 at z̃ 5

We present observations and analysis of the broad-band afterglow of Swift GRB 071025. Using optical and infrared (RIYJHK) photometry, we derive a photometric redshift of 4.4 < z < 5.2; at this redshift our simultaneous multicolour observations …

## Erratum: Low-Resolution Spectroscopy of Gamma-Ray Burst Optical Afterglows: Biases in the Swift Sample and Characterization of the Absorbers'' <A href=/abs/2009ApJS..185..526F''>(2009, ApJS, 185, 526)</A>

In this paper, Figure 14 is incomplete due to an error during production. We here provide the missing sub-figures. Based on observations collected at the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Chile, under …