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GCN Circular 11155

Subject
GRB100826A: Fermi-LAT Observations
Date
2010-08-30T20:52:22Z (13 years ago)
From
Julie McEnery at NASA/GSFC <julie.e.mcenery@nasa.gov>
Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC) and Nicola Omodei (Stanford) report
on behalf of the Fermi-LAT collaboration.

The Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) detected emission from
GRB 100826A also detected by GBM (trigger 304556304) at
22:58:22.89 on August 26, 2010.

The GBM location was at a very large angle of (~70 degrees) to
the LAT  boresight, and no significant excess is seen using
standard analysis procedures.

Using a non-standard data selection, over 350 counts above
background were detected within a 50 s interval coinciding with
the first GBM broad peak. The LAT light curve has a very similar
structure to this GBM peak, with the maximum count rate occurring
at ~22 s post-trigger. A preliminary study of the instrument
performance  at such a large inclination suggests that these events
are likely to be low energy gamma-rays, with energies less than 200
MeV. This data selection has insufficient spatial resolution to provide
a reliable LAT localization.

Further analysis is ongoing.

The Fermi LAT point of contact for this burst is Julie McEnery
(julie.mcenery@nasa.gov).
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