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GCN Circular 20076

Subject
GRB 161017A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
Date
2016-10-18T17:08:51Z (7 years ago)
From
Tilan Ukwatta at LANL <tilan.ukwatta@gmail.com>
J. R. Cummings (GSFC/UMBC), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),
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), E. Troja (NASA/GSFC/UMCP),
T. N. Ukwatta (LANL)
(i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-239 to T+833 sec from the recent
telemetry downlink, we report further analysis of BAT
GRB 161017A (trigger #718023) (Troja, et al., GCN Circ. 20064).
The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 142.770, 43.125 deg which is
   RA(J2000)  =  09h 31m 04.8s
   Dec(J2000) = +43d 07' 29.0"
with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat,
90% containment). The partial coding was 100%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows two main
episodes. The first multi-peak episode starts around T-5 sec,
and ends at ~T+50 sec. The second relatively weaker episode
starts at ~T+60 sec and ends around T+250 sec. T90 (15-350 keV)
is 216.3 +- 6.9 sec (estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-4.88 to T+233.42 sec is best
fit by a simple power-law model.  The power law index of the
time-averaged spectrum is 1.55 +- 0.06.  The fluence in the
15-150 keV band is 5.3 +- 0.2 x 10^-06 erg/cm2. The 1-sec peak
photon flux measured from T+17.78 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 2.8 +- 0.2 ph/cm2/sec.  All the quoted errors are at the
90% confidence level.

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/notices_s/718023/BA/
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