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GCN Circular 13369

Subject
Swift Trigger 524642 is Swift J1910.2-0546
Date
2012-06-18T19:52:20Z (12 years ago)
From
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <scott@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), V. D'Elia (ASDC), S. T. Holland (STScI),
H. A. Krimm (CRESST/GSFC/USRA), F. E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC),
T. Sakamoto (NASA/UMBC), B. Sbarufatti (INAF-OAB/PSU),
E. Sonbas (NASA/GSFC/Adiyaman Univ.) and G. Stratta (ASDC) report on
behalf of the Swift Team:

At 19:06:47 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered on
Swift J1910.2-0546 (trigger=524642).  Swift will execute a delayed slewed 
due to the Earth observing constraint (49 min delay). 
The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 287.577, -5.806, which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  19h 10m 18s
   Dec(J2000) = -05d 48' 22"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  As is typical for image triggers (27 min),
the TDRSS lightcurve does not show anything significant. 

Due to an observing constraint, Swift will not slew until 20:30UT. There will 
be no XRT or UVOT data until this time. 

Swift J1910.2-0546, discovered by BAT on May 30th, 2012 (Krimm
et al., ATEL #4139), has been seen to be rising in the BAT Transient
Monitor for several days, leading to this trigger.
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