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GCN Circular 11693

GRB 110210A: Swift-XRT refined Analysis
2011-02-10T20:12:41Z (13 years ago)
Valerio D'Elia at ASDC <>
G. Stratta, V. D'Elia (ASDC) report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:

We have analysed 5.6 ks of XRT data for GRB 110210A (D'Elia  et al. GCN
Circ. 11687), from 126 s to 19.3 ks after the  BAT trigger. The data
comprise 226 s in Windowed Timing (WT) mode (the first 9 s were taken
while Swift was slewing) with the remainder in Photon Counting (PC)
mode. The enhanced XRT position for this burst was given by Goad et al.
(GCN. Circ 11689).  After an initial fading behavior, the light curve
is consistent with a constant source of mean count rate 4.5e-01 ct/sec.
A power-law fit gives an index of 0.0 (+/-0.3).

A spectrum formed from the WT mode data can be fitted with an absorbed
power-law with a photon spectral index	of 3.10 (+0.09, -0.08). The
best-fitting absorption column is  2.16 (+0.17, -0.16) x 10^21 cm^-2,
in excess of the Galactic value of 5.3 x 10^20 cm^-2 (Kalberla et al.
2005). The PC mode spectrum has a photon index of 2.16 (+0.15, -0.19)
and a best-fitting absorption column of 7.5 (+4.5, -1.9) x 10^20 cm^-2.
The counts to observed (unabsorbed) 0.3-10 keV flux conversion factor
deduced from this spectrum  is 3.6 x 10^-11 (4.6 x 10^-11) erg cm^-2

A summary of the PC-mode spectrum is thus:
Total column:	     7.5 (+4.5, -1.9) x 10^20 cm^-2
Galactic foreground: 5.3 x 10^20 cm^-2
Excess significance: 6.4 sigma
Photon index:	     2.16 (+0.15, -0.19)

The results of the XRT-team automatic analysis are available at

This circular is an official product of the Swift-XRT team.

[GCN OPS NOTE(10feb11): Per author's request, the fourth sentence
was replaced. Acknowledgement to H.Kann.]
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