B. Mailyan and C. Meegan (UAH)
report on behalf of the Fermi GBM Team:
"At 15:34:26.92 UT on 14 February 2017, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor
triggered and located GRB 170214A (trigger 508779271 / 170214649).
The on-ground calculated location, using the GBM trigger
data, is RA = 255.61, DEC = -5.78 (J2000 degrees), equivalent to
J2000 17h 02m, -05d 46',
with an uncertainty of 1 degree (radius, 1-sigma containment,
statistical only; there is additionally a systematic
error which we have characterized as a core-plus-tail model, with 90% of
GRBs having a 3.7 deg error and a small tail suffering a larger than 10 deg
systematic error. [Connaughton et al. 2015, ApJS, 216, 32] ).
The trigger resulted in an Autonomous Repoint Request (ARR)
by the GBM Flight Software owing to the high peak flux
of the GRB. This ARR was accepted and the spacecraft slewed to the GBM in-flight
location. The initial angle from the Fermi LAT boresight to
the GBM ground location is 29 degrees.
The GBM light curve shows multiple overlaping peaks
with a duration (T90) of about 123 s (50-300 keV).
The time-averaged spectrum from T0+12.8 s to T0+136.7 s is
best fit by a Band function with Epeak = 408.50 +/- 9.09 keV,
alpha = -0.84 +/- 0.01, and beta = -2.34 +/- 0.05.
The event fluence (10-1000 keV) in this time interval is
(1.8 +/- 0.002)E-4 erg/cm^2. The 1-sec peak photon flux measured
starting from T0+61.7 s in the 10-1000 keV band
is 17.8 +/- 0.4 ph/s/cm^2.
The spectral analysis results presented above are preliminary;
final results will be published in the GBM GRB Catalog."