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GCN Circular 21258

Konus-Wind observation of GRB 170616A
2017-06-19T19:08:27Z (7 years ago)
Dmitry Svinkin at Ioffe Institute <>
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:

The short-duration GRB 170616A
(IPN triangulation: Hurley et al., GCN Circ. 21257)
triggered Konus-Wind at T0=57991.385 s UT (16:06:31.385).

The burst light curve shows a single pulse
which starts at ~T0-16 ms and has a total duration of ~42 ms.
The emission is seen up to ~10 MeV.

The Konus-Wind light curve of this GRB is available at

As observed by Konus-Wind, the burst
had a fluence of 3.39(-1.05,+1.14)x10^-6 erg/cm2,
and a 16-ms peak flux, measured from T0-0.014 s,
of 1.14(-0.52,+0.56)x10^-4 erg/cm2/s
(both in the 20 keV - 10 MeV energy range).

The time-averaged spectrum of the burst
(measured from T0 to T0+0.064 s)
is best fit in the 20 keV - 10 MeV range
by a power law with exponential cutoff model:
dN/dE ~ (E^alpha)*exp(-E*(2+alpha)/Ep)
with  alpha = -0.69(-0.31,+0.42)
and Ep = 2.5(-1.2,+2.7) MeV (chi2 = 5/7 dof).
Fitting by a GRB (Band) model yields the same alpha and Ep,
and an upper limit on the high energy photon index: beta < -1.5
(chi2 = 5/6 dof).

All the quoted errors are at the 90% confidence level.
All the quoted values are preliminary.
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