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GCN Circular 20905

GRB 170318A: Prompt enhanced Swift-XRT position
2017-03-18T13:00:10Z (7 years ago)
Phil Evans at U of Leicester <>
P.A. Evans (U. Leicester) reports on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:

Using  promptly downlinked XRT event data for GRB 170318A, we find an
enhanced XRT position of the afterglow: RA, Dec: 305.6668, 28.4066
which is equivalent to:
   RA (J2000)  = 20 22 40.03
   Dec (J2000) = +28 24 23.7
with an uncertainty of 2.1 arcseconds (radius, 90% confidence).
Analysis of the promptly available data is online at

Position enhancement is is described by Goad et al. (2007, A&A, 476,
1401) and Evans et al. (2009, MNRAS, 397, 1177).

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