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GCN Circular 15889

Konus-Wind observation of GRB 140226A
2014-02-28T08:16:29Z (10 years ago)
Dmitry Frederiks at Ioffe Institute <>
S. Golenetskii, R.Aptekar, D. Frederiks, V. Pal'shin,
P. Oleynik, M. Ulanov, D. Svinkin, and T. Cline on behalf
of the Konus-Wind team, report:

The long-duration GRB 140226A
(IPN trangulation: Hurley et al., GCN 15888),
which is a possible counterpart to the optical
transient source iPTF14yb (Cenko et al. GCN 15883),
was detected by Konus-Wind in the waiting mode
against the high solar particle background.

The light curve shows a single pulse, which peaked
at T0=36177 s UT (10:02:57) and had a duration of ~15 s.

As observed by Konus-Wind, the burst had a fluence of
(5.6 � 1.1)x10^-6 erg/cm2 and a 2.944-s peak energy flux,
measured from T0 of (8.6 � 1.7)x10^-7 erg/cm2
(both in the 20 - 10000 keV energy range).

Modeling the KW 3-channel time-integrated spectrum
(from T0-6.263 s to T0+5.513 s) by a power law
with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
yields alpha = -1.1 � 0.1, and Ep = 414 � 79 keV.

All the quoted errors are estimated at 1 sigma confidence level.
All the presented results are preliminary.

The K-W light curve of this burst is available at
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