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GCN Circular 17306

Subject
Trigger 626581: Swift detection of GRO J1008-57
Date
2015-01-18T01:11:05Z (9 years ago)
From
David Palmer at LANL <palmer@lanl.gov>
D. N. Burrows (PSU), V. D'Elia (ASDC), F. E. Marshall (NASA/GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL) and B. Sbarufatti (INAF-OAB/PSU) report on behalf
of the Swift Team:

At 00:34:50 UT, the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) triggered and
located the source GRO J1008-57 (trigger=626581). 
Swift did not slew to this source due to an Earth limb constraint. 
The BAT on-board calculated location is 
RA, Dec 152.370, -58.275 which is 
   RA(J2000) = 10h 09m 29s
   Dec(J2000) = -58d 16' 30"
with an uncertainty of 3 arcmin (radius, 90% containment, including 
systematic uncertainty).  The BAT lightcurve is not yet available for
time interval covering this 10-minute image trigger. 

A few kiloseconds of XRT/UVOT observation is planned. 

This source has been rising steadily for the past 10 days in
a bright apastron outburst (see Kreschmar et al. ATEL 6917). 

The BAT lightcurve can be seen at 
http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/results/transients/GROJ1008-57/
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