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GCN Circular 17186

IPN Triangulation of GRB 141215A (long/intense)
2014-12-16T17:14:48Z (9 years ago)
Dmitry Svinkin at Ioffe Institute <>
K. Hurley, on behalf of the IPN,

I. G. Mitrofanov, D. Golovin, M. L. Litvak, and A. B. Sanin,
on behalf of the HEND-Odyssey GRB team,

S. Golenetskii, R. Aptekar, V. Pal'shin, D. Frederiks,
D. Svinkin, and T. Cline on behalf of the Konus-Wind team,

V. Connaughton, M. S. Briggs, C. Meegan, and V. Pelassa,
and A. Goldstein, on behalf of the Fermi GBM team,

S. Barthelmy, J. Cummings, N. Gehrels, H. Krimm, and D. Palmer,
on behalf of the Swift-BAT team,

A. von Kienlin, X. Zhang, A. Rau, V. Savchenko, E. Bozzo,
and C. Ferrigno, on behalf of the INTEGRAL SPI-ACS GRB team,

W. Boynton, C. Fellows, K. Harshman, H. Enos, and R. Starr, on
behalf of the GRS-Odyssey GRB team, and

D. M. Smith, J. McTiernan, R. Schwartz, W. Hajdas,
and A. Zehnder, on behalf of the RHESSI GRB team, report:

A long-duration, bright GRB 141215A has been observed by Fermi (GBM 
trigger 440342778), Konus-Wind, INTEGRAL (SPI-ACS), Mars-Odyssey (HEND), 
RHESSI, and Swift (BAT), so far, at about 48376 s UT (13:26:16). The 
burst was outside the coded field of view of the BAT.

We have triangulated it to a preliminary, 3 sigma error box whose 
coordinates are:
     RA(2000), deg                 Dec(2000), deg
     179.056 (11h 56m 13s) -52.745 (-52d 44' 44")
     179.620 (11h 58m 29s) -52.523 (-52d 31' 22")
     178.533 (11h 54m 08s) -53.178 (-53d 10' 40")
     178.486 (11h 53m 57s) -52.965 (-52d 57' 53")
     179.570 (11h 58m 17s) -52.309 (-52d 18' 31")
The error box area is 575 sq. arcmin, and its maximum
dimension is 1.1 deg (the minimum one is 10 arcmin).
The Sun distance was 68 deg.

This box may be improved.

A triangulation map is posted at

The time history and spectrum will be given in forthcoming GCN Circulars.
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