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GCN Circular 19376

GRB 160501A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2016-05-02T13:46:06Z (8 years ago)
Takanori Sakamoto at AGU <>
C. B. Markwardt (GSFC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC),
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-239 to T+963 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 160501A (trigger #684679)
(Cummings, et al., GCN Circ. 19365).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 286.389, -17.249 deg which is 
   RA(J2000)  =  19h 05m 33.2s 
   Dec(J2000) = -17d 14' 54.8" 
with an uncertainty of 1.8 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 81%.
The mask-weighted light curve a broad peak starting from T-80 sec, peaking 
at T+50 sec and ending at T+90 sec.  T90 (15-350 keV) is 118 +- 19 sec 
(estimated error including systematics).
The time-averaged spectrum from T-54.3 to T+72.6 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 0.6 +- 1.3, 
and Epeak of 28 +- 9 keV (chi squared 54.26 for 56 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 9.5 +- 1.3 x 10^-7 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T-54.38 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
0.5 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index
of 2.4 +- 0.2 (chi squared 63.09 for 57 d.o.f.).  All the quoted errors
are at the 90% confidence level. 
The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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