E. A. Hoversten (PSU), A. P. Beardmore (U Leicester),
P. A. Evans (U Leicester), O. M. Littlejohns (U Leicester),
C. Pagani (U Leicester), K. L. Page (U Leicester),
B. Sbarufatti (INAF-OAB/IASFPA), E. Sonbas (GSFC/USRA/Adiyaman Univ.)
and T. N. Ukwatta (MSU) report on behalf of the Swift Team:
At 09:03:20 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 110924A (trigger=503926). Swift slewed immediately to the burst.
The BAT on-board calculated location is
RA, Dec 234.748, -66.308 which is
RA(J2000) = 15h 39m 00s
Dec(J2000) = -66d 18' 29"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including
systematic uncertainty). The BAT light curve showed a single peak
structure with a duration of about 10 sec. The peak count rate
was ~1500 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at ~1 sec after the trigger.
The XRT began observing the field at 09:05:10.5 UT, 109.8 seconds after
the BAT trigger. No source was detected in 729 s of promptly downlinked
data. We are waiting for the full dataset to detect and localise the
UVOT took a finding chart exposure of 150 seconds with the White filter
starting 115 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 25% of
the BAT 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 69% of the
BAT 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
Burst Advocate for this burst is E. A. Hoversten (hoversten AT astro.psu.edu).
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.)