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GCN Circular 14532

GRB 130502B: Fermi LAT Detection
2013-05-02T21:50:17Z (11 years ago)
Daniel Kocevski at SLAC <>
GRB 130502B: Fermi-LAT detection of a burst

D. Kocevski (NASA/GSFC), G. Vianello (Stanford), J. Chiang (SLAC), J. Racusin (NASA/GSFC), and E. Troja (CRESST) report on behalf of the Fermi-LAT team:

At 07:51:11 UT on 2nd May 2013, Fermi-LAT detected high energy emission from GRB 130502B, which was also detected by Fermi-GBM (trigger 389173874/130502327) (GCN 14530) .

The best LAT on-ground location is found to be RA, DEC 66.648, 71.0841 (J2000) with an error radius of 0.093 deg (68% containment, statistical error only), this was about ~45 deg from the LAT boresight at the time of the trigger. The data from the Fermi-LAT show a multi-peaked light curve consistent with the GBM data. More than 100 photons above 100 MeV are observed within 200 seconds with a TS of > 158. The multi-peak structure is clearly seen in the non-standard LAT Low Energy (LLE) data selection, with a significance of ~8 sigma. The highest energy LAT photon consistent with the burst position has an energy of 30 GeV and arrived ~220s after the trigger.

A Swift TOO request has been submitted.

The Fermi LAT point of contact for this burst is Daniel Kocevski (

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