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GCN Circular 21158

Subject
LIGO/Virgo G268556/GW170104: Konus-Wind observations
Date
2017-05-28T15:48:23Z (7 years ago)
From
Dmitry Svinkin at Ioffe Institute <svinkin@mail.ioffe.ru>
D. Svinkin, S. Golenetskii, R.Aptekar, D. Frederiks, P. Oleynik,
M. Ulanov, A. Tsvetkova, A.Lysenko, A. Kozlova, and T. Cline,
on behalf of the Konus-Wind team, report:

Konus-Wind (KW) was observing the whole sky at the time of the LIGO
event G268556/GW170104 (2017-01-04 10:11:58.599 UTC, hereafter T0;
LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration GCN Circ. 20364).

No triggered KW event happened from ~2 day before to ~1 day
after T0. The closest waiting-mode event was ~1.4 days before T0.
Using waiting-mode data within the interval T0 +/- 100 s,
we found no significant (> 5 sigma) excess over the background
in both KW detectors on temporal scales from 2.944 s to 100 s.

We estimate an upper limit (90% conf.) on the 10 keV ��� 10 MeV fluence
to 9.2x10^-7 erg/cm^2 for a burst lasting less than 2.944 s and having a
typical KW short GRB spectrum (an exponentially cut off power law with
alpha=-0.5 and Ep=500 keV). For a typical long GRB spectrum (the Band
function with alpha=-1, beta=-2.5, and Ep=300 keV), the corresponding
limiting peak flux is 3.3x10^-7 erg/cm^2/s (10 keV - 10 MeV, 2.944 s scale).

All the quoted values are preliminary.

The information was originally included in a LVC Circular along with 
other results at 17/03/02 14:42:59 GMT.
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