D. M. Palmer (LANL), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC),
V. D'Elia (ASDC), N. Gehrels (GSFC), H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA),
A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), T. N. Ukwatta (LANL)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):
Using the data set from T-61 to T+242 sec from the recent telemetry downlinks,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 150818A (trigger #652603)
(D'Elia, et al., GCN Circ. 18152). The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 230.340, 68.342 deg, which is
RA(J2000) = 15h 21m 21.7s
Dec(J2000) = +68d 20' 31.5"
with an uncertainty of 1.1 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 36%.
The mask-weighted light curves shows two overlapping peaks starting at ~T-25 sec,
peaking at ~T+1 sec, and ending at ~T+180 sec.
T90 (15-350 keV) is 123.3 +- 31.3 sec (estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-11.18 to T+165.12 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model. The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.96 +- 0.09. The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 4.1 +- 0.2 x 10^-6 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T-0.88 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 2.4 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec. All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at