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GCN Circular 19934

GRB 160917A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2016-09-18T17:51:36Z (8 years ago)
Jay R. Cummings at Swift <>
H. A. Krimm (GSFC/USRA), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),  J. R. Cummings (CPI),
N. Gehrels (GSFC), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU), M. Stamatikos (OSU), T. N. Ukwatta
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-60 to T+243 sec from the recent telemetry
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 160917A (trigger #712505)
(Racusin, et al., GCN Circ. 19926).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 295.652, 46.400 deg which is
   RA(J2000)  =  19h 42m 36.4s
   Dec(J2000) = +46d 23' 59.3"
with an uncertainty of 1.5 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 43%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows an initial bright peak about 1 second
long with
some structure on finer time scales, and variable emission for another 30
seconds. Another weak peak occurs from T+50 to T+90 seconds. T90 (15-350
keV) is 16 +- 2 sec
(estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.34 to T+15.31 sec is best fit by a
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
0.89 +- 0.15.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.3 +- 0.1 x 10^-06
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T-0.01 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 2.2 +- 0.3 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
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