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GCN Circular 13317

GRB 120521B: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2012-05-21T22:48:55Z (12 years ago)
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <>
H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC),
J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), E. E. Fenimore (LANL), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (GSFC/UMBC),
G. Sato (ISAS), M. Stamatikos (OSU), J. Tueller (GSFC), T. N. Ukwatta (MSU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-60 to T+243 sec from recent telemetry downlinks,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 120521B (trigger #522586)
(Cummngs, et al., GCN Circ. 13305).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 197.016, -52.742 deg, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  13h 08m 03.9s 
   Dec(J2000) = -52d 44' 31.9" 
with an uncertainty of 1.6 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 35%.
The mask-weighted light curve shows several overlapping peaks starting
at ~T-1 sec, with equal-amplitude maximum peaks at ~T+6 and ~T+32 sec,
and ending at around T+180 sec.  There is a possibility (at the 2-sigma level)
that emission continues out past the T+243sec end of the downlinked data.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 31.4 +- 4.0 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-1.39 to T+35.58 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
0.97 +- 0.15.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.5 +- 0.1 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+31.04 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.9 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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