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GCN Circular 10037

Subject
GRB 091018: Enhanced Swift-XRT position
Date
2009-10-19T00:31:06Z (14 years ago)
From
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <pae9@star.le.ac.uk>
J.P. Osborne, A.P. Beardmore, P.A. Evans and M.R. Goad (U. Leicester) 
report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team.

Using 1175 s of XRT Photon Counting mode data and 2 UVOT
images for GRB 091018, we find an astrometrically corrected X-ray
position (using the XRT-UVOT alignment and matching UVOT field sources
to the USNO-B1 catalogue): RA, Dec = 32.18588, -57.54825 which is equivalent
to:

RA (J2000): 02h 08m 44.61s
Dec (J2000): -57d 32' 53.7"

with an uncertainty of 1.7 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence).

This position may be improved as more data are received. The latest
position can be viewed at http://www.swift.ac.uk/xrt_positions. Position
enhancement is described by Goad et al. (2007, A&A, 476, 1401) and Evans
et al. (2009, MNRAS, 397, 1177).

This circular was automatically generated, and is an official product of the
Swift-XRT team.
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