GRB 060729 was a gamma-ray burst that was first observed on 29 July 2006. It is likely the signal of a type Ic supernova—the core collapse of a massive star.[1] It was also notable for its extraordinarily long X-ray afterglow, detectable 642 days (nearly two years) after the original event.[2] The event was remote, with a redshift of 0.54.[1]

GRB 060729
Event typeGamma-ray burst Edit this on Wikidata
Right ascension06h 21m 31.850s
Declination−62° 22′ 12.69″
Other designationsGRB 060729




  • Cano, Z.; et al. (2011). "A Tale of Two GRB-SNe at a Common Redshift of z=0.54". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 413 (1): 669–85. arXiv:1012.1466. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.413..669C. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18164.x.
  • Grupe, D.; et al. (2010). "Late-Time Detections of the X-Ray Afterglow of GRB 060729 with Chandra—The Latest Detections Ever of an X-Ray Afterglow". The Astrophysical Journal. 711 (2): 1008–1016. arXiv:0903.1258. Bibcode:2010ApJ...711.1008G. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/711/2/1008.