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GCN Circular 14328

Subject
Konus-Wind observation of GRB 130320A
Date
2013-03-24T12:28:11Z (11 years ago)
From
Dmitry Frederiks at Ioffe Institute <fred@mail.ioffe.ru>
S. Golenetskii, R.Aptekar, D. Frederiks, E. Mazets, V. Pal'shin,
P. Oleynik, M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, and T. Cline on behalf
of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The intense long-duration GRB 130320A
(IPN triangulation: Hurley et al., GCN 14327)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=25724.822s UT (07:08:44.822)

The light curve shows a double-peaked pulse with a total
duration of ~20 s.
The emission is seen up to 5 MeV.

The Konus-Wind light curve of this GRB is available at
http://www.ioffe.ru/LEA/GRBs/GRB130320_T25724/
Note: periodic "dips" visible in this light curve are due
to the GRB source occultation by the spacecraft structure.

As observed by Konus-Wind, the burst
had a fluence of (2.6 � 0.05)x10-5 erg/cm2,
and a 64-ms peak flux, measured from T0+0.960 s,
of (1.85 � 0.1)x10-5 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 10 MeV energy range).

The time-integrated spectrum
(measured from T0 to T0+22.784 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 10 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model,
for which:
alpha = -0.78 � 0.05,
and Ep = 295 � 7 keV,
chi2 = 85.0/93 dof.

The spectrum at the maximum count rate
(measured from T0 to T0+2.048 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 10 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model,
for which:
alpha = +0.27 � 0.06,
and Ep = 364 � 7 keV,
chi2 = 91.1/98 dof.

All the quoted results are preliminary.
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