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GCN Circular 15979

GRB 140311B: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2014-03-13T03:07:06Z (10 years ago)
Jay R. Cummings at NASA/GSFC/Swift <>
A. Y. Lien (NASA/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC),
J. R. Cummings (looking), N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA),
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), J. Tueller (GSFC), T. N. Ukwatta (MSU)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-0 to T+3 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 140311B (trigger #591392)
(Racusin, et al., GCN Circ. 15945).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 252.333, +52.733 deg which is
    RA(J2000)  =  16h 49m 20.0s
    Dec(J2000) = +52d 44' 00"
with an uncertainty of 1.2 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 89%.

This trigger followed that of GRB 140311A by only about 9 minutes, which led
to a complication in recording the photon-event data.  Only 3 seconds of
photon-event data was recorded, so no mask-weighted lightcurve is available.
T90 (15-350 keV) is estimated to be 70 +- 10 sec.  The burst had multiple
peaks.  Peak emission occurred about 15 seconds after the trigger time.

The time-averaged spectrum for the limited range of data available (about
5% of T90) from T+0 to T+3 sec is best fit by a simple power-law model.  The
power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is 1.12 +- 0.15 (90% confidence).
Because of the lack of event data, the fluence is not available.  Based on an
eye-ball estimate comparing the non-maskweighted lightcurve to those of other
bursts with a similar partial coding, the fluence in the 15-150 keV band was on
the order of several times 10^-6 ergs/cm^2
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