S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (CPI), N. Gehrels (GSFC),
H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU), M. Stamatikos (OSU),
T. N. Ukwatta (LANL)
(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 150801B (trigger #650977) (Sbarufatti,
et al., GCN Circ. 18104). The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 82.961, -5.374 deg which is
RA(J2000) = 05h 31m 50.7s
Dec(J2000) = -05d 22' 28.0"
with an uncertainty of 1.4 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 62%.
The mask-weighted light curve shows two widely separated episodes. The first
episode was about 40 seconds long starting at about T-20 seconds. There were two
prominent overlapping FRED peaks at T0 and T+10 seconds, followed by a return to
background level. The second episode became detectable in BAT at about T+330
seconds and returned to background about T+450 seconds. There were two smaller
cusp-shaped peaks at T+370 and T+390 seconds, about 10 and 7 seconds long. The
peaks between 330 and 450 seconds are at the same time as bright X-ray flares
detected by XRT. T90 (15-350 keV) was 426 +- 30 sec (estimated error including
The time-averaged spectrum from T-30.16 to T+433.94 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model. The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.84 +- 0.14. The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 3.1 +- 0.2 x 10^-06 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+9.32 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 2.5 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec. All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at