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GCN Circular 10824

Subject
GRB 100606A: Swift detection of a burst
Date
2010-06-06T19:23:43Z (14 years ago)
From
David Palmer at LANL <palmer@lanl.gov>
S. R. Oates (UCL-MSSL), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
A. P. Beardmore (U Leicester), S. Campana (INAF-OAB),
P. A. Curran (UCL-MSSL), P. A. Evans (U Leicester),
N. Gehrels (NASA/GSFC), J. M. Gelbord (PSU),
S. T. Holland (CRESST/USRA/GSFC), J. A. Kennea (PSU),
H. A. Krimm (CRESST/GSFC/USRA), O. M. Littlejohns (U Leicester),
C. B. Markwardt (CRESST/GSFC/UMD), P. T. O'Brien (U Leicester),
K. L. Page (U Leicester), D. M. Palmer (LANL),
P. Romano (INAF-IASFPA), A. Rowlinson (U Leicester),
T. Sakamoto (NASA/UMBC), B. Sbarufatti (INAF-OAB/IASFPA),
M. H. Siegel (PSU), R. L. C. Starling (U Leicester),
E. Troja (NASA/GSFC/ORAU), T. N. Ukwatta (GSFC/GWU) and
L. Vetere (PSU) report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 19:12:41 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 100606A (trigger=424031).  Swift slewed immediately to the burst. 
The BAT on-board calculated location is RA, Dec 350.603, -66.236 which is 
   RA(J2000) = 23h 22m 25s
   Dec(J2000) = -66d 14' 07"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT light curve showed a multi-peaked
structure with a duration of at least 30 sec.  The peak count rate
was ~6000 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at ~0 sec after the trigger. 

The XRT began observing the field at 19:14:18.2 UT, 96.4 seconds after
the BAT trigger. XRT found a bright, uncatalogued X-ray source located
at RA, Dec 350.6246, -66.2434 which is equivalent to:
   RA(J2000)  = 23h 22m 29.90s
   Dec(J2000) = -66d 14' 36.2"
with an uncertainty of 5.2 arcseconds (radius, 90% containment). This
location is 41 arcseconds from the BAT onboard position, within the BAT
error circle. No event data are yet available to determine the column
density using X-ray spectroscopy. 

The initial flux in the 2.5 s image was 1.70e-09 erg cm^-2 s^-1 (0.2-10
keV). 

UVOT took a finding chart exposure of 150 seconds with the White filter
starting 106 seconds after the BAT trigger. No credible afterglow candidate has
been found in the initial data products. The 2.7'x2.7' sub-image covers 100% of
the XRT error circle. The typical 3-sigma upper limit has been about 19.6 mag. 
The 8'x8' region for the list of sources generated on-board covers 100% of the
XRT error circle. The list of sources is typically complete to about 18 mag. No
correction has been made for the expected extinction corresponding to E(B-V) of
0.03. 

Burst Advocate for this burst is S. R. Oates (sro AT mssl.ucl.ac.uk). 
Please contact the BA by email if you require additional information
regarding Swift followup of this burst. In extremely urgent cases, after
trying the Burst Advocate, you can contact the Swift PI by phone (see
Swift TOO web site for information: http://www.swift.psu.edu/too.html.)
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