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GCN Circular 20597

GRB 170203A: Swift-BAT refined analysis
2017-02-03T17:29:04Z (7 years ago)
Hans Krimm at NSF/NASA-GSFC <>
J. R. Cummings (CPI), S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC),  N. Gehrels (GSFC),
H. A. Krimm (NSF/USRA), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), J. L. Racusin (NASA/GSFC), T. Sakamoto (AGU),
M. Stamatikos (OSU), T. N. Ukwatta (LANL) (i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-240 to T+962 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 170203A (trigger #736432)
(Racusin, et al., GCN Circ. 20583).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 332.861, 25.186 deg which is
  RA(J2000)  =  22h 11m 26.6s
  Dec(J2000) = +25d 11' 08.4"
with an uncertainty of 2.2 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 67%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a single main peak, which starts at T+0 sec,
peaks at T+5 sec and decays to background by T+30 sec.  There is a much
weaker peak from T+25 to T+50 sec. T90 (15-350 keV) is 45.2 +- 6.4 sec
(estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-0.04 to T+48.43 sec is best fit by a simple
power-law model.  The power law index of the time-averaged spectrum is
1.53 +- 0.29.  The fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 6.2 +- 1.1 x 10^-7 erg/cm2.
The 1-sec peak photon flux measured from T+3.70 sec in the 15-150 keV band
is 0.8 +- 0.2 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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