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GCN Circular 16255

GRB 140512A: Enhanced Swift-XRT position
2014-05-13T06:52:43Z (10 years ago)
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <>
P.A. Evans, M.R. Goad, J.P. Osborne and A.P. Beardmore (U. Leicester)
report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team.

Using 5222 s of XRT Photon Counting mode data and 10 UVOT
images for GRB 140512A, we find an astrometrically corrected X-ray
position (using the XRT-UVOT alignment and matching UVOT field sources
to the USNO-B1 catalogue): RA, Dec = 289.37006, -15.09430 which is equivalent

RA (J2000): 19h 17m 28.81s
Dec (J2000): -15d 05' 39.5"

with an uncertainty of 1.5 arcsec (radius, 90% confidence).

This position may be improved as more data are received. The latest
position can be viewed at Position
enhancement is described by Goad et al. (2007, A&A, 476, 1401) and Evans
et al. (2009, MNRAS, 397, 1177).

This circular was automatically generated, and is an official product of the
Swift-XRT team.
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