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GCN Circular 15996

GRB 140318A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2014-03-18T23:58:07Z (10 years ago)
Amy Lien at GSFC <>
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), W. H. Baumgartner (GSFC/UMBC),
S. B. Cenko (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), A. Y. Lien (NASA/UMBC), 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-240 to T+962 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 140318A (trigger #592204)
(Cenko, et al., GCN Circ. 15986).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 184.049, 20.225 deg which is
  RA(J2000)  =  12h 16m 11.8s
  Dec(J2000) = +20d 13' 30.8"
with an uncertainty of 2.1 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 49%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a main single pulse starts at ~T+2 s and
ends at ~T+12 s, with some weak extented emissions starting before the main pulse
at ~T-20 s and extended after the pulse to ~T+50 s. T90 (15-350 keV) is 8.43 +- 1.27 sec
(estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T+2.24 to T+11.68 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.35 +- 0.28.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 2.9 +- 0.5 x 10^-7 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+5.48 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.5 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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