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GCN Circular 16433

Subject
GRB 140622A: Swift detection of a short burst
Date
2014-06-22T09:50:47Z (10 years ago)
From
Scott Barthelmy at NASA/GSFC <scott@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov>
V. D'Elia (ASDC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), L. Izzo (URoma/ICRA) and
M. H. Siegel (PSU) report on behalf of the Swift Team:

At 09:36:04 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located GRB 140622A (trigger=602278).  Swift slewed immediately to the burst. 
The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 317.152, -14.430 which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  21h 08m 37s
   Dec(J2000) = -14d 25' 48"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT light curve shows a single spike
with a duration of about 0.1 sec.  The peak count rate
was ~2200 counts/sec (15-350 keV), at ~0 sec after the trigger. 

The XRT began observing the field at 09:37:37.9 UT, 93.4 seconds after
the BAT trigger. Using promptly downlinked data we find an uncatalogued
X-ray source with an enhanced position: RA, Dec 317.1730, -14.4193
which is equivalent to:
   RA(J2000)  = 21h 08m 41.53s
   Dec(J2000) = -14d 25' 09.5"
with an uncertainty of 2.6 arcseconds (radius, 90% containment). This
location is 82 arcseconds from the BAT onboard position, within the BAT
error circle. This position may be improved as more data are received;
the latest position is available at http://www.swift.ac.uk/sper. 

A power-law fit to a spectrum formed from promptly downlinked event
data gives a column density consistent with the Galactic value of 5.47
x 10^20 cm^-2 (Willingale et al. 2013). 

UVOT took a finding chart exposure of 150 seconds with the White filter
starting 96 seconds after the BAT trigger. No credible afterglow candidate has
been found in the initial data products. The 2.7'x2.7' sub-image covers 100% of
the XRT error circle. The typical 3-sigma upper limit has been about 19.6 mag. 
The 8'x8' region for the list of sources generated on-board covers 100% of the
XRT error circle. The list of sources is typically complete to about 18 mag. No
correction has been made for the expected extinction corresponding to E(B-V) of
0.07. 

Burst Advocate for this burst is V. D'Elia (delia AT asdc.asi.it). 
Please contact the BA by email if you require additional information
regarding Swift followup of this burst. In extremely urgent cases, after
trying the Burst Advocate, you can contact the Swift PI by phone (see
Swift TOO web site for information: http://www.swift.psu.edu/too.html.)
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