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GCN Circular 18808

GRB 160102A: Swift-XRT observations
2016-01-02T20:27:05Z (9 years ago)
Valerio D'Elia at ASDC <>
V. D'Elia (ASDC), L. Izzo (URoma/ICRA), L.M. McCauley (PSU), J.A.
Kennea (PSU), B. Sbarufatti (INAF-OAB/PSU), S.L. Gibson (U. Leicester),
J.P. Osborne (U. Leicester), A. D'Ai (INAF-IASFPA), A. Maselli 
(INAF-IASFPA) and P.A. Evans (U. Leicester) report on behalf of the
Swift-XRT team:

Swift-XRT has performed follow-up observations of the MAXI-detected
burst GRB 160102A (Itoh et al. GCN Circ. 18801) in a series of
observations tiled on the sky. The total exposure time is 1.8 ks,
distributed over 7 tiles; the maximum exposure at a single sky location
was 597 s. The data were collected between T0+10.8 ks and T0+17.0 ks,
and are entirely in Photon Counting (PC) mode. 

No X-ray sources have been detected. The 3-sigma upper limit in the
field (not including the regions where the tiles overlap) ranges from
~0.03 to ~0.07 ct s^-1, corresponding to a 0.3-10 keV observed flux of
1.0e-12 to 2.8e-12 erg cm^-2 s^-1 (assuming a typical GRB spectrum).

The results of the XRT-team automatic analysis of the tiled XRT
observations, including a position-specific upper limit calculator, are
available at

This circular is an official product of the Swift-XRT team.
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